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whooping cough


whooping cough

noun

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
March 02, 2015
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