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pertussis

noun per·tus·sis \pər-ˈtə-səs\

Definition of PERTUSSIS

Origin of PERTUSSIS

New Latin, from Latin per- thoroughly + tussis cough
First Known Use: circa 1799

pertussis

noun per·tus·sis \pər-ˈtəs-əs\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PERTUSSIS

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