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tussive

[tuhs-iv] /ˈtʌs ɪv/
adjective, Pathology
1.
of or pertaining to a cough.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; < Latin tuss(is) cough + -ive
Related forms
posttussive, adjective
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Examples 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
tussive
"pertaining to cough," 1857, from L. tussis "cough," of unknown origin, + -ive.
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tussive in Medicine

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

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