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[hi-mop-tuh-sis] /hɪˈmɒp tə sɪs/
noun, Pathology
the expectoration of blood or bloody mucus.
Origin of hemoptysis
1640-50; < New Latin, equivalent to hemo- hemo- + Greek ptýsis spitting; compare ptýein to spit Unabridged
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Examples from the web for hemoptysis
  • Cystic fibrosis pulmonary guidelines: pulmonary complications: hemoptysis and pneumothorax.
  • hemoptysis is one of the serious complication of many pulmonary diseases.
British Dictionary definitions for hemoptysis


noun (pl) -ses (-ˌsiːz)
spitting or coughing up of blood or blood-streaked mucus, as in tuberculosis Compare haematemesis
Word Origin
C17: from haemo- + -ptysis, from Greek ptyein to spit
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hemoptysis in Medicine

hemoptysis he·mop·ty·sis (hĭ-mŏp'tĭ-sĭs)
The spitting of blood derived from the lungs or from the bronchial tubes.

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