para·​per·​tus·​sis -(ˌ)pər-ˈtəs-əs How to pronounce parapertussis (audio)
: 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.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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