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prune-juice sputum

 

Definition: a thin reddish expectoration, characteristic of necrosis of lung tissue, usually by infection; due to hemorrhage caused by destruction of the lung parenchyma; sometimes seen with lung tumors.

Synonym(s): prune-juice expectoration

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