pertussis

[ per-tuhs-is ]
/ pərˈtʌs ɪs /
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noun Pathology.

Origin of pertussis

1790–1800; < New Latin, equivalent to Latin per- per- + tussis a cough

Related forms

per·tus·sal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for pertussis

pertussis

/ (pəˈtʌsɪs) /

noun

the technical name for whooping cough

Derived Forms

pertussal, adjective

Word Origin for pertussis

C18: New Latin, from Latin per- (intensive) + tussis cough
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Medicine definitions for pertussis

pertussis

[ pər-tŭsĭs ]

n.

whooping cough

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Science definitions for pertussis

pertussis

[ pər-tŭsĭs ]

See whooping cough.

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