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phlegm

 [flem]
viscid mucus excreted in abnormally large quantities from the respiratory tract.

phlegm

(flem),
1. Abnormal amounts of mucus, especially as expectorated from the mouth.
2. One of the four humors of the body, according to the ancient Greek humoral doctrine.
[G. phlegma, inflammation]

phlegm

(flem) viscid mucus excreted in abnormally large quantities from the respiratory tract.

phlegm

(flĕm)
n.
1. Thick, sticky, stringy mucus secreted by the mucous membrane of the respiratory tract, as during a cold or other respiratory infection.
2. One of the four humors of ancient and medieval physiology, thought to cause sluggishness, apathy, and evenness of temper.
3. Sluggishness of temperament.
4. Calm self-possession; equanimity.

phlegm′y adj.

phlegm

[flem]
Etymology: Gk, phlegma, mucus, sluggishness
thick mucus secreted by the tissues lining the airways of the lungs.

phlegm

(flem)
1. Abnormal amounts of mucus, especially as expectorated from the mouth.
2. One of the four humors of the body, according to the ancient Greek humoral doctrine.
[G. phlegma, inflammation]

phlegm

See SPUTUM.

Phlegm

Another word for sputum; material coughed up from a person's airways.
Mentioned in: Expectorants, Isolation

phlegm (flemˑ),

n heavy mucus that originates in the lungs and mucous membranes of the nose and throat.

phlegm

(flem)
Abnormal amounts of mucus.
[G. phlegma, inflammation]

phlegm

viscid mucus excreted in abnormally large quantities from the respiratory tract.
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