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  • adj. pertaining to pertussis or whooping-cough

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to or of the nature of pertussis or whooping-cough.


From pertussis. (Wiktionary)


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  • ...subterranean pertussal whoops, diatonic supplications, echoing of expiring concertinas...

    - Malcolm Lowry, October Ferry to Gabriola

    July 30, 2008