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See also: whooping-cough
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈhuːpɪŋ ˌkɒf/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈhuːpɪŋ ˌkɔf/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈwʊpɪŋ ˌkɔf/
- (medicine) A contagious disease of the respiratory system that usually affects children caused by the bacterium Bordetella pertussis, the advanced stage of which is characterised by spasms of coughing followed by a whooping sound during the intake of breath.
a contagious disease