EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

NounEdit

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.
    • 2020 February 24, James Hamblin, “You’re Likely to Get the Coronavirus”, in The Atlantic[1]:
      At the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, the boy’s sputum sat for a month, waiting for its turn in a slow process of antibody-matching analysis.

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CzechEdit

NounEdit

sputum n

  1. sputum

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IndonesianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Learned borrowing from Latin sputum.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈsputʊm]
  • Hyphenation: spu‧tum

NounEdit

sputum (plural, first-person possessive sputumku, second-person possessive sputummu, third-person possessive sputumnya)

  1. (medicine) sputum.
    Pemeriksaan sputum penting dilakukan untuk mendiagnosis berbagai penyakit pernafasan.Sputum examination is important for diagnosis of many respiratory diseases.
    Synonyms: balgam, dahak

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From spuō.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

spūtum n (genitive spūtī); second declension

  1. spittle

DeclensionEdit

Second-declension noun (neuter).

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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DescendantsEdit

  • Catalan: esput
  • Dalmatian: spoit
  • English: sputum
  • Italian: sputo

ParticipleEdit

spūtum

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

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