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tussive

[tuhs-iv]
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adjective Pathology.
  1. of or relating to a cough.

Origin of tussive

1855–60; < Latin tuss(is) cough + -ive
Related formspost·tus·sive, adjective
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Word Origin and History for tussive

adj.

"pertaining to cough," 1857, from Latin tussis "cough," of unknown origin, + -ive.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

tussive in Medicine

antitussive

([object Object])
adj.
  1. Capable of relieving or suppressing coughing.
Related formsan′ti•tussive n.
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