Hacking-cough definition

(pathology) A small and frequent cough, usually short and dry; a broken cough with a rough and loud sound; a hacking cough.

A hacking cough is most commonly observed in chronic catarrh of the upper air-passages, in pharyngitis and laryngitis, and especially in beginning pulmonary tuberculosis; hence its importance.

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Noun

Singular:
hacking-cough
Plural:
hacking-coughs