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tussis

[ tuhs-is ]
/ ˈtʌs ɪs /
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noun Pathology.

a cough.

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Origin of tussis

<Latin: a cough
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British Dictionary definitions for tussis

tussis
/ (ˈtʌsɪs) /

noun

the technical name for cough See pertussis

Derived forms of tussis

tussal, adjectivetussive, adjective

Word Origin for tussis

Latin: cough
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Medical definitions for tussis

tussis
[ tŭsĭs ]

n. pl. tus•ses (-sēz)

A cough.
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