Definition of Expectoration
Expectoration: A big polysyllabic word for sputum or the act of bringing up and spitting out sputum. From the Latin expectorare, to expel from the chest, from ex-, out of + pectus, chest.Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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