from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See whooping cough.
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- n. whooping cough
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The whooping cough.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Whooping-cough.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a disease of the respiratory mucous membrane
To many in Boulder, endemic pertussis is no cause for alarm.
Seven infants have already died from the disease, also called pertussis, and about 2,500 cases have been reported — a six-fold increase over this time last year.
In the Bay Area, cases of whooping cough otherwise known as pertussis are up nearly sixfold to 173 through May this year compared with the same period in 2009.
We were trying to figure out where he was exposed to pertussis, which is apparently what the smart kids call it these days.
Seven infants have already died from the disease, also called pertussis, and about 2,500 cases have been reported—a six-fold increase over this time last year.
We're talking about diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, which also is known as pertussis, polio and hepatitis b.
Dianne Cherrie's daughter, Tori-Rose, was diagnosed with the illness, which is also known as pertussis, at 5 1/2 weeks.
Whooping cough, also known as pertussis, is a bacterial infection that causes uncontrollable, severe coughing.
Whooping cough, also known as pertussis, can be a serious illness, especially in the very young.
Whooping cough, also called pertussis, is a highly contagious bacterial infection that causes severe coughing fits.