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croup

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noun \ ˈkrüp \

Definition of croup

:the rump of a quadruped

Origin and Etymology of croup

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


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croup

noun

Definition of croup

:inflammation, edema, and subsequent obstruction of the larynx, trachea, and bronchi especially of infants and young children that is typically caused by a parainfluenza virus and is marked by episodes of difficult breathing and low-pitched cough resembling the bark of a seal

croupy

play \ˈkrü-pē\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of croup

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


CROUP Defined for Kids

croup

play
noun \ ˈkrüp \

Definition of croup for Students

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

Medical Dictionary

croup

play
noun \ ˈkrüp \

medical Definition of croup

:inflammation, edema, and subsequent obstruction of the larynx, trachea, and bronchi especially of infants and young children that is typically caused by a parainfluenza virus and is marked by episodes of difficult breathing and low-pitched cough resembling the bark of a seal

croupous

play \ˈkrü-pəs\ adjective

croupy

play \-pē\ adjective croupier; croupiest


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