PERTUSSES

pertussis

[per-tuhs-is]
noun Pathology.

Origin:
1790–1800; < Neo-Latin, equivalent to Latin per- per- + tussis a cough

pertussal, adjective
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pertussis (pəˈtʌsɪs)
 
n
the technical name for whooping cough
 
[C18: New Latin, from Latin per- (intensive) + tussis cough]
 
per'tussal
 
adj

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pertussis per·tus·sis (pər-tŭs'ĭs)
n.
See whooping cough.

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pertussis   (pər-tŭs'ĭs)  Pronunciation Key 
See whooping cough.
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