parapertussis

noun
para·​per·​tus·​sis | \ -(ˌ)pər-ˈtəs-əs How to pronounce parapertussis (audio) \

Medical Definition of parapertussis

: a human respiratory disease closely resembling whooping cough but milder and less often fatal and caused by a different bacterium of the genus Bordetella (B. parapertussis)

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“Parapertussis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/parapertussis. Accessed 29 Jul. 2021.

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