prune juice sputum
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prune juice sputumA descriptor for the watery, dark brown, hemorrhagic sputum of advanced pneumococcal pneumonia. Cf Rusty sputum.
sputum(spu'tum) plural.sputa [L.]
A wide variety of illnesses, including typical and atypical pneumonias, tuberculosis, cancers of the lungs or bronchi, reactive airway disease, and occupational diseases of the lungs can be diagnosed with gram staining or culturing of sputum, cytological examination of sputum, or the use of special stains and microscopic techniques.