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The expectoration of blood or of blood-streaked sputum from the larynx, trachea, bronchi, or lungs.

[hemo- + Greek ptusis, a spitting (from ptuein, to spit).]


(hɪˈmɒp tə sɪs)

the expectoration of blood or bloody mucus.
(hemo- + Greek ptýsis spitting (ptý(ein) to spit + -sis -sis)]
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Noun1.hemoptysis - coughing up blood from the respiratory tract; usually indicates a severe infection of the bronchi or lungs
symptom - (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease


n. hemoptisis, expectoración sanguinolenta de color rojo vivo.
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