Definition of haemoptysis in English:

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Pronunciation: /hiːˈmɒptɪsɪs/
(US hemoptysis)


[mass noun]
The coughing up of blood.
Example sentences
  • She has no symptoms, specifically no cough, sputum, hemoptysis, weight loss, sweats, fevers, or bony pains.
  • Cough, dyspnea, hemoptysis, tachycardia, pleuritic pain, cyanosis and fever are common.
  • Symptoms may include cough, hemoptysis, increased sputum production, and dyspnea.


Mid 17th century: from modern Latin hemoptysis, from haemo- 'of blood' + Greek ptusis 'spitting'.

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