[ tuhs-iv ]
/ ˈtʌs ɪv /

adjective Pathology.

of or relating to a cough.

Origin of tussive

1855–60; < Latin tuss(is) cough + -ive

Related forms

post·tus·sive, adjective
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Medicine definitions for post-tussive


[ tŭsĭv ]


Of or relating to a cough.
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