usage note
This word may also be spelled “tos ferina.”
feminine noun
1. (medicine) 
Mi sobrino no se vacunó contra la tosferina, y contagió a sus compañeros de clase.My nephew didn't get vaccinated for whooping cough, and he got his classmates sick.
b. pertussis (technical) 
Debido a mi tosferina, tuve un ataque de tos violento y me fisuré una costilla.Because of my pertussis, I had a violent coughing fit and cracked a rib.
1. (general) 
a. whooping cough 
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