sputum

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From New Latin, from Latin sputum (that which is spit out, spittle), from spuere (to spit).

Noun[edit]

sputum (countable and uncountable, plural sputa)

  1. (physiology) Matter coughed up and expectorated from the mouth, composed of saliva and discharges from the respiratory passages such as mucus, phlegm or pus.

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Czech[edit]

Noun[edit]

sputum n

  1. sputum

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From spuō.

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Noun[edit]

spūtum n (genitive spūtī); second declension

  1. spittle

Declension[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative spūtum spūta
genitive spūtī spūtōrum
dative spūtō spūtīs
accusative spūtum spūta
ablative spūtō spūtīs
vocative spūtum spūta

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Participle[edit]

spūtum

  1. inflection of spūtus:
    1. nominative neuter singular
    2. accusative masculine singular
    3. accusative neuter singular
    4. vocative neuter singular

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