Nummular

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Nummular (Pathol) Having the appearance or form of a coin. "Nummular sputa."
    • Nummular Of or pertaining to coin or money; pecuniary; as, the nummulary talent.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • nummular Same as nummulary: applied in medicine to the sputa or expectorations in phthisis, when on falling they flatten like a piece of money.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Nummular pertaining to coins: like a coin in shape
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. nummularius, fr. nummulus, dim. of nummus, a coin: cf. F. nummulaire,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. nummus, a coin.

Usage

In literature:

The patient continued to expectorate thick nummular and puriform sputa, as in the influenza.
"New, Old, and Forgotten Remedies: Papers by Many Writers" by Various
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