SYN: hemoptysis. [broncho- + G. staxis, a dripping]

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bron·cho·stax·is (brong″ko-stakґsis) bronchorrhagia.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Hemoptysis — Spitting up blood or blood tinged sputum. Pronounced he MOP tis is. The word “hemoptysis” comes from the Greek “haima” for “blood” + “ptysis” meaning “a spitting” = a spitting of blood. The source of the blood was originally not specified but now …   Medical dictionary

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