kus’-pid-or A spittoon; a vessel for receiving the ejecta from the mouth. C., Sanitary, a small pasteboard or wooden cup with a cover supported in a rim of metal. These cuspidors should contain some water or disinfecting solution, and at the end of the day should be thrown into the fire. They are used to prevent the dissemination of the germs of tuberculosis.

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