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[per-tuhs-is] /pərˈtʌs ɪs/

noun, Pathology.
the technical name for whooping cough

“whooping cough,” 1670s (Sydenham), from Modern Latin pertussis, from per- “thoroughly” + tussis “cough,” of unknown origin.

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


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