sputum 1690s, from L. sputum, noun use of neuter pp. of spuere "to spit" (see SPEW (Cf. spew)).

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  • Sputum — Spu tum (sp[=u] t[u^]m), n.; pl. {Sputa} ( t[.a]). [L., from spuere, sputum, to spit.] That which is expectorated; a salival discharge; spittle; saliva. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sputum — spùtum m DEFINICIJA fiziol. iskašljavanjem ispljunuta smjesa sline i sadržaja dišnih putova; ispljuvak ETIMOLOGIJA lat. sputum …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • Sputum — (Sputa, lat.), Auswurf mittelst des Mundes, vgl. Spucken; S. cruentum, blutiger Auswurf, Bluthusten; S. oris, der Speichelfluß; S. pectŏris, Herzensergießung …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Spūtum — (lat.), der Auswurf …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Sputum — (lat.), Auswurf …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Sputum — Sputum,das:⇨Auswurf(1) …   Das Wörterbuch der Synonyme

  • sputum — ► NOUN ▪ a mixture of saliva and mucus coughed up from the respiratory tract. ORIGIN Latin, from spuere to spit …   English terms dictionary

  • sputum — [spyo͞ot′əm] n. pl. sputa [spyo͞ot′ə] [L, that which is spit out < sputus, pp. of spuere, to SPIT2] saliva, usually mixed with mucus from the respiratory tract, ejected from the mouth …   English World dictionary

  • Sputum — SignSymptom infobox Name = Abnormal sputum ICD10 = ICD10|R|09|3|r|00 ICD9 = ICD9|786.4 Sputum is matter that is expectorated from the respiratory tract, such as mucus or phlegm, mixed with saliva, which can then be spat from the mouth. It is… …   Wikipedia

  • Sputum — Klassifikation nach ICD 10 R09. Sonstige Symptome, die das Kreislaufsystem und das Atmungssystem betreffen R09.3 Abnormes Sputum …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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