noun. ['pɝˈtʌsɪs'] a disease of the respiratory mucous membrane.
- respiratory illness
- respiratory disorder
- respiratory disease
- infectious disease
Words that Rhyme with Pertussis
Example sentences of the word pertussis
1. Noun, singular or mass
The DPT vaccines, which protect against diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus, should be updated every 10 years.