expectoration
1. Mucus and other fluids formed in the air passages and upper food passages (the mouth), and expelled by coughing. SEE ALSO: sputum (1). 2. The act of spitting; the expelling from the mouth of saliva, mucus, and other material from the air or upper food passages. SYN: spitting.
- prune-juice e. SYN: prune-juice sputum.

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ex·pec·to·ra·tion ik-.spek-tə-'rā-shən n
1) the act or an instance of expectorating
2) expectorated matter

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n.
the act of spitting out material brought into the mouth by coughing.

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ex·pec·to·ra·tion (ek-spek″tə-raґshən) 1. the act of coughing up and spitting out materials from the respiratory tract. 2. sputum.

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