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croup

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noun \ˈkrüp\

Definition of croup

  1. :  the rump of a quadruped



Origin of croup

Middle English croupe, from Old French, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German kropf craw — more at crop


First Known Use: 14th century


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croup

noun

Definition of croup

  1. :  inflammation, edema, and subsequent obstruction of the larynx, trachea, and bronchi especially of infants and young children that is typically caused by a virus and is marked by episodes of difficult breathing and hoarse metallic cough

croupy play \-pē\ adjective


Origin of croup

English dialect croup to cry hoarsely, cough, probably of imitative origin


First Known Use: 1765


CROUP Defined for Kids

croup

play
noun \ˈkrüp\

Definition of croup

  1. :  an illness that usually affects young children and causes a hoarse cough and difficult breathing




Medical Dictionary

croup

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noun \ˈkrüp\

Medical Definition of croup

  1. :  inflammation, edema, and subsequent obstruction of the larynx, trachea, and bronchi especially of infants and young children that is typically caused by a virus and is marked by episodes of difficult breathing and hoarse metallic cough

  2. croup·ous \ˈkrü-pəs\play adjective
    croupy \-pē\play adjective, croup·i·er croup·i·est




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