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whooping cough

noun

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

circa 1670
WHOOPING COUGH Defined for Kids

whooping cough

noun

Definition of WHOOPING COUGH for Kids

:  a bacterial disease especially of children in which severe attacks of coughing are often followed by a high-pitched gasping intake of breath
Medical Dictionary

whooping cough

noun

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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