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  • as insaliva
  • as inspit

synonyms for sputum

  • dribble
  • drool
  • froth
  • slaver
  • slobber
  • spittle
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How to use sputum in a sentence

Invented in 1983, PCR is a multi-step test to detect infectious agents, including viruses in humans, using a sample of sputum or other genetic material.
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It, or a similar bacillus, is sometimes found in the sputum of gangrene of the lung.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
It is to be remembered, however, that a few of these bacteria may reach the sputum from the upper air-passages.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
It is sometimes met with in the sputum of catarrhal pneumonia, bronchitis, and tuberculosis.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
Diplococci without capsules are common in the sputum, but have no special significance.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
It is especially useful with cultures upon serum media, but is applicable also to the sputum.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
During resolution the sputum assumes the appearance of that of chronic bronchitis.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
Blood-streaked sputum is strongly suggestive of tuberculosis, and is more common in the early stages than later.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
When pneumonia occurs during the course of a chronic bronchitis, the characteristic rusty red sputum may not appear.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
The sputum of more advanced cases resembles that of chronic bronchitis, with the addition of tubercle bacilli and elastic fibers.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
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WORDS RELATED TO SPUTUM

  • dribble
  • drool
  • froth
  • slaver
  • slobber
  • spittle
  • sputum
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.