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Dittrich plugs

Pronunciation: dit'rik

Definition: minute, dirty-grayish, foul-smelling masses of bacteria and fatty acid crystals in the sputum in pulmonary gangrene and fetid bronchitis.

Synonym(s): Traube plugs

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