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hemoptysis

Pronunciation: he-mop'ti-sis

Definition: Spitting of blood derived from the lungs or bronchial tubes as a result of pulmonary or bronchial hemorrhage.

Synonym(s): bronchostaxis

[hemo- + G. ptysis, a spitting]

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