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sputum (spew-tŭm) n. material coughed up from the respiratory tract. Its colour, consistency, and other characteristics often provide important information affecting the diagnosis and the management of respiratory disease. Pathological examination of sputum for microorganisms and abnormal cells may add further information.

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sputum

spu·tum / ˈspyoōtəm/ • n. a mixture of saliva and mucus coughed up from the respiratory tract, typically as a result of infection or other disease and often examined microscopically to aid medical diagnosis.

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sputum

sputum XVII. — L. spūtum, sb. use of n. p. of spuere spit
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