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[tuhs-iv] /ˈtʌs ɪv/
adjective, Pathology
of or relating to a cough.
Origin of tussive
1855-60; < Latin tuss(is) cough + -ive
Related forms
posttussive, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for tussive
  • It's a narcotic, and the anti-tussive effects of codeine are debatable.
  • It is characterized by paroxysmal cough, post-tussive vomiting and inspiratory whoop.
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

tussive tus·sive (tŭs'ĭv)
Of or relating to a cough.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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