Definitions for: Sputum


[n] expectorated matter; saliva mixed with discharges from the respiratory passages; in ancient and medieval physiology it was believed to cause sluggishness



Webster (1913) Definition: Spu"tum, n.; pl. Sputa. [L., from spuere, sputum, to
spit.]
That which is expectorated; a salival discharge; spittle;
saliva.

Synonyms: phlegm

See Also: bodily fluid, body fluid, humor, humour, liquid body substance, mucous secretion, mucus

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