croup definition

  • noun:
    • A pathological condition for the larynx, particularly in babies and kids, that's described as breathing difficulty and a hoarse, brassy cough.
    • The rump of a beast of burden, specially a horse.
    • The top of the rump of a horse.
    • An infectious infection of the larynx, particularly in young children, causing breathing difficulty.
    • The hinder component or buttocks of particular quadrupeds, specially of a horse; thus, the area behind the seat.
    • An inflammatory love associated with larynx or trachea, associated with a hoarse, ringing coughing and stridulous, tough respiration; esp., such an affection whenever from the growth of a false membrane floating around passages (also known as membranous croup). See False croup, under false, and diphtheria.
    • A name placed on many different diseases for which there is some disturbance at glottis with respiration.
    • The rump or bottom of particular pets, specifically of a horse; for this reason, the area behind the saddle.
    • A hump or hunch on an animal's human anatomy.
    • a disease of babies and children; harsh coughing and hoarseness and temperature and difficult respiration
    • the part of an animal that corresponds to your personal bottom
  • verb:
    • To croak, make a hoarse noise.
  • others:
    • To cry out; cry hoarsely; particularly, to cough hoarsely, as with croup.

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