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Meaning of SPUTUM

Pronunciation:  'spyootum

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

SPUTUM is a 6 letter word that starts with S.

 

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

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Spu"tum\, n.; pl. {Sputa}. [L., from spuere, sputum, to
spit.]
That which is expectorated; a salival discharge; spittle;
saliva.

 
Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: mucous from the lungs.
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: The mixture of phlegm, mucus, blood, pus, cellular debris, and/or microorganisms which is coughed up from the respiratory tract, especially during illnesses.
 

 

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