noun Pathology.

a cough.

Origin of tussis

< Latin: a cough



noun, plural Tus·sis, (especially collectively) Tus·si.

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the technical name for cough See pertussis
Derived Formstussal, adjectivetussive, adjective

Word Origin for tussis

Latin: cough
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tussis in Medicine



n. pl. tus•ses (-sēz)

A cough.
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