an illness when a person is coughing up blood. it also may cause death.
A: Is she coughing blood?
B: Yes, She has hemoptysis.
by i don't have one August 15, 2005
Medical word for the act of coughing up blood or coughing up mucous or phlegm with blood present from the respiratory tract. This is usually a sign of a respiratory-related disease or severe tuberculosis.
Mild hemoptysis was noted in the patient and immediate tests were initiated to determine the cause.
by GrossHemoptysis February 04, 2009

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