Simple Definition of whooping cough
medical : a disease that usually affects children and that causes severe coughing and difficult breathing
Full Definition of whooping cough
: an infectious respiratory disease especially of children caused by a bacterium (Bordetella pertussis) and marked by a convulsive spasmodic cough sometimes followed by a crowing intake of breath —called also pertussis
First Known Use of whooping cough
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Definition of whooping cough for Students
: a bacterial disease especially of children in which severe attacks of coughing are often followed by a high-pitched gasping intake of breath
Medical Definition of whooping cough
: an infectious disease especially of children caused by a bacterium of the genus Bordetella (B. pertussis) and marked by a convulsive spasmodic cough sometimes followed by a crowing intake of breath—called also pertussis
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