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croup

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noun \ˈkrüp\

Definition of croup

  1. :  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

  1. :  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

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noun \ˈkrüp\

Definition of croup for Students

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


Medical Dictionary

croup

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noun \ˈkrüp\

Medical Definition of croup

  1. :  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

\ˈkrü-pəs\play adjective

croupy

\-pē\play adjective

croupier

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