adjective Pathology.

of or relating to a cough.

Origin of tussive

1855–60; < Latin tuss(is) cough + -ive
Related formspost·tus·sive, adjective
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Word Origin and History for tussive

"pertaining to cough," 1857, from Latin tussis "cough," of unknown origin, + -ive.

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tussive in Medicine




Of or relating to a cough.
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