\flˈɛm], \flˈɛm], \f_l_ˈɛ_m]\
Definitions of PHLEGM
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- 1913 - Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
- 1919 - The Winston Simplified Dictionary
- 1920 - A practical medical dictionary.
- 1899 - The american dictionary of the english language.
- 1894 - The Clarendon dictionary
- 1914 - Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language
- 1874 - Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language
- 1846 - Medical lexicon: a dictionary of medical science
- 1916 - Appleton's medical dictionary
- 1871 - The Cabinet Dictionary of the English Language
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One of the four natural humours of the ancients, which, according to them, was cold and moist, as atrabilis was cold and dry. It predominated, especially, in winter. Pituita was afterwards applied to every aqueous or excrementitious humour, such as the saliva, nasal and intestinal mucus, serum, &c. The terms phlegm and pituita are no longer used in physiology, - the different humours having received particular names; but the vulgar still use phlegm to designate a stringy mucus, expectorated, or rejected by vomiting. The ancient chymists gave the name â€˜phlegmâ€™ to aqueous, insipid, and inodorous products obtained by subjecting moist vegetable matters to the action of heat.
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