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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).]
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he•mop•ty•sis(hɪˈmɒp tə sɪs)
the expectoration of blood or bloody mucus.
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|Noun||1.||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
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