HyperDic: sputum

English > 1 sense of the word sputum:
NOUNbodysputum, phlegmexpectorated matter
English > sputum: 1 sense > noun 1, body
Meaningexpectorated matter; saliva mixed with discharges from the respiratory passages; in ancient and medieval physiology it was believed to cause sluggishness.
Broadermucus, mucous secretionProtective secretion of the mucus membranes
Spanishesputo, flegma, flema
Catalanesput, flegma

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