Expectorated
Expectorate Ex*pec"to*rate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Expectorated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Expectorating}.] [L. expecrorare to drive from the breast; ex out + pectus, pectiris, breast. See {Pectoral}.] To eject from the trachea or lungs; to discharge, as phlegm or other matter, by coughing, hawking, and spitting; to spit forth. [1913 Webster]

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  • expectorated — ex·pec·to·rate || ek spektÉ™reɪt v. spit, expel phlegm from the throat or lungs …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Sputum — The mucus material from the lungs that a person coughs up. * * * 1. Expectorated matter, especially mucus or mucopurulent matter expectorated in diseases of the air passages. SEE ALSO: expectoration (1). 2. An individual mass of such matter. [L.… …   Medical dictionary

  • phlegm — 1. Abnormal amounts of mucus, especially as expectorated from the mouth. 2. One of the four humors of the body, according to the ancient Greek humoral doctrine. [G. phlegma, inflammation] * * * phlegm flem n 1) the one of the four humors of… …   Medical dictionary

  • Expectorate — Ex*pec to*rate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Expectorated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Expectorating}.] [L. expecrorare to drive from the breast; ex out + pectus, pectiris, breast. See {Pectoral}.] To eject from the trachea or lungs; to discharge, as phlegm or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Expectorating — Expectorate Ex*pec to*rate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Expectorated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Expectorating}.] [L. expecrorare to drive from the breast; ex out + pectus, pectiris, breast. See {Pectoral}.] To eject from the trachea or lungs; to discharge, as… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Expectoration — Ex*pec to*ra tion, n. [Cf. F. expectoration.] 1. The act of ejecting phlegm or mucus from the throat or lungs, by coughing, hawking, and spitting. [1913 Webster] 2. That which is expectorated, as phlegm or mucus. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sputa — 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 — 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 — noun (plural sputa) Etymology: Latin, from neuter of sputus, past participle of spuere to spit more at spew Date: circa 1693 expectorated matter especially from the air passages in diseases of the lungs, bronchi, or upper respiratory tract …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • American and British English differences — For the Wikipedia editing policy on use of regional variants in Wikipedia, see Wikipedia:Manual of style#National varieties of English. This is one of a series of articles about the differences between British English and American English, which …   Wikipedia

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