\kɹˈuːpəs], \kɹˈuːpəs], \k_ɹ_ˈuː_p_ə_s]\
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[Latin] Of or pertaining to croup; associated with the formation of a false membrane like that of membranous croup; as C. tonsillitis. C. inflammation, inflammation whether diphtherial or not, associated with the formation of a superficial, readily removable membrane. Cf. Diphtheritic. C. pneumonia, acute lobar pneumonia.
By Alexander Duane
By Willam Alexander Newman Dorland
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