Post tussive


adjective Pathology.
of or pertaining to a cough.

1855–60; < Latin tuss(is) cough + -ive

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Word Origin & History

"pertaining to cough," 1857, from L. tussis "cough," of unknown origin, + -ive.
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tussive tus·sive (tŭs'ĭv)
Of or relating to a cough.

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