any condition of the larynx or trachea characterized by a hoarse cough and difficult breathing.
the highest part of the rump of a quadruped, especially a horse.
a throat condition, occurring usually in children, characterized by a hoarse cough and laboured breathing, resulting from inflammation and partial obstruction of the larynx
the hindquarters of a quadruped, esp a horse
“coughing illness,” 1765, from obsolete verb croup “to cry hoarsely, croak” (1510s), probably echoic. This was the local name of the disease in southeastern Scotland, given wide currency by Dr. Francis Home (1719-1813) of Edinburgh in his 1765 article on it. Related: Croupy.
croup’ous (krōō’pəs) or croup’y adj.
An acute infection that affects the upper and lower respiratory tracts, especially the larynx, trachea, and bronchi, and is caused most commonly by viruses of the genus Paramyxovirus. It is characterized by labored breathing and obstruction below the glottis, accompanied by a barking cough.
[kroo-peyd, kroo-peyd] /kruˈpeɪd, ˈkru peɪd/ noun, Dressage. 1. a movement in which a horse jumps up from a pesade with all four legs drawn up under it and lands on four legs in the same place.
- Croup-associated virus
croup-associated virus or CA virus n. See parainfluenza 2 virus.
[kroo-pee-er, -pee-ey; French kroo-pyey] /ˈkru pi ər, -piˌeɪ; French kruˈpyeɪ/ noun, plural croupiers [kroo-pee-erz, -pee-eyz; French kroo-pyey] /ˈkru pi ərz, -piˌeɪz; French kruˈpyeɪ/ (Show IPA) 1. an attendant in a gambling casino who rakes in money or chips and pays winners at a gaming table. 2. an assistant chairperson at a public dinner. [kroo-pee] /ˈkru […]
- Croupous membrane
croupous membrane n. See false membrane.