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pertussis

  

      n      the technical name for       whooping cough  
     (C18: New Latin, from Latin per- (intensive) + tussis cough)  
  pertussal      adj  
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whooping cough  
      n   an acute infectious disease characterized by coughing spasms that end with a shrill crowing sound on inspiration: caused by infection with the bacillus Bordetella pertussis,   (Technical name)    pertussis         


pertussis         
      n      the technical name for       whooping cough  
     (C18: New Latin, from Latin per- (intensive) + tussis cough)  
  pertussal      adj  

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persist, pertussal, pert, percuss

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