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Things sputum often describes (“sputum ________”)
examination, stain, collection, culture, specimen, gram, conversion, cup, sample, stains, cups, cultures, color, specimens, test, digestion, production, microbiology, samples, smear, purulent, glairy, smears, preparation, bacteriology, septicaemia, frothy, septicemia, yellow, glass, producing, mixture, study

Descriptive words:
purulent, bloody, frothy, mucoid, rusty, thick, tinged, positive, induced, tuberculous, tenacious, streaked, yellow, mucopurulent, stained, expectorated, pink, infected, copious, green, fresh, smelling, white, colored, pneumonic, clear, foul, negative, characteristic, abundant, scanty, tubercular, carbonaceous, viscid, brown, bloodstained, sticky, thin, red, phthisical, putrid, asthmatic, cystic, profuse, greenish, productive, yellowish, viscous, mucous, unstained, nummular, excessive, watery, fetid, serous, bloodstreaked, whitish, moist, gelatinous, dried, offensive, typical, scant, coloured, foamy, called, infectious, pinkish, hemorrhagic, laden, brownish, dry, bronchial, gray, bronchitic, washed, occasional, peculiar, nonpurulent, foetid, jelly, bloodtinged, flecked, tough

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