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phlegm

 [flem]
viscid mucus excreted in abnormally large quantities from the respiratory tract.
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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]
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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.
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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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

phlegm

See SPUTUM.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Phlegm

Another word for sputum; material coughed up from a person's airways.
Mentioned in: Expectorants, Isolation
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

phlegm

(flem)
Abnormal amounts of mucus.
[G. phlegma, inflammation]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012