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whoop·ing cough(ho͞o′pĭng, wo͞o′-, hwo͞o′-, ho͝op′ĭng)
A highly contagious disease of the respiratory system, usually affecting children, that is caused by the bacterium Bordetella pertussis and is characterized in its advanced stage by spasms of coughing interspersed with deep, noisy inspirations. Also called pertussis.
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(Pathology) an acute infectious disease characterized by coughing spasms that end with a shrill crowing sound on inspiration: caused by infection with the bacillus Bordetella pertussis. Technical name: pertussis Also called: chincough
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whoop′ing cough`(ˈhu pɪŋ, ˈhʊp ɪŋ)
an infectious disease of the respiratory mucous membrane caused by the bacterium Bordetella pertussis and characterized by a series of short, convulsive coughs followed by a whooping intake of breath. Also called pertussis.
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whoop·ing cough(ho͞o′pĭng, ho͝op′ĭng, wo͞o′pĭng, wo͝op′ĭng)
A bacterial infection of the airways and lungs that causes spasms of coughing ending in loud gasps. It occurs mostly in children. Also called pertussis.
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infectious disease - a disease transmitted only by a specific kind of contact
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n → Keuchhusten m
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n. tos ferina. V.: pertussis
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whooping coughn tos ferina, coqueluche m&f (fam)
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