Sputum vs Spittoon - What's the difference?

sputum | spittoon |


As nouns the difference between sputum and spittoon

is that sputum is (physiology) matter coughed up and expectorated from the mouth, composed of saliva and discharges from the respiratory passages such as mucus, phlegm or pus while spittoon is a receptacle for spit.

sputum

English

Noun

(sputa)
  • (physiology) Matter coughed up and expectorated from the mouth, composed of saliva and discharges from the respiratory passages such as mucus, phlegm or pus.
  • See also

    * (wikipedia "sputum")

    spittoon

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • a receptacle for spit.
  • the absorbent pad an ink cartridge rests on in an inkjet printer.
  • Alternative forms

    * spitoon

    Synonyms

    * cuspidor