adj. of pertussis, of whooping cough (Pathology)

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  • pertussal — adjective pertaining to pertussis or whooping cough ,1962: the friendly and eloquent monarch would be interrupted by a pertussal backdraucht in a crowd of school children. Vladimir Nabokov, Pale Fire …   Wiktionary

  • pertussal — per·tus·sal pər təs əl adj of or relating to whooping cough <pertussal vaccines> …   Medical dictionary

  • pertussal — See pertussis. * * * …   Universalium

  • pertussal — per·tus·sal …   English syllables

  • pertussal — pə(r)ˈtəsəl adjective Etymology: New Latin pertussis + English al : of or relating to whooping cough …   Useful english dictionary

  • pertussis — pertussal, adj. /peuhr tus is/, n. Pathol. See whooping cough. [1790 1800; < NL, equiv. to L per PER + tussis a cough] * * * …   Universalium

  • pertussis — /pəˈtʌsəs/ (say puh tusuhs) noun → whooping cough. {New Latin, from per per + Latin tussis cough} –pertussal, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • pertussis —   n. whooping cough.    ♦ pertussal, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • pertussis — [pər tus′is] n. [ModL < L per , intens. + tussis, a cough] WHOOPING COUGH pertussal adj. pertussoid …   English World dictionary

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