Origin of tussis
Definition for tussis (2 of 2)
noun, plural Tus·sis, (especially collectively) Tus·si.
Examples from the Web for tussis
The botanical name, Tussilago, recalls its use as a medicine for cough (tussis).
So the periods of Tussis ferina, or violent cough with slow pulse, called nervous cough, recurs by solar periods.Zoonomia, Vol. I|Erasmus Darwin
Name from tussis, a cough, for which the plant is a reputed remedy.
In pectore sunt flatus & tussis ut in aere uenti & tonitrua.
The earliest references to it are in the medieval Latin chronicles under the name of tussis or cough, or in some periphrasis.A History of Epidemics in Britain, Volume II (of 2)|Charles Creighton