• Croup


    1. The hinder part or buttocks of certain quadrupeds, especially of a horse; hence, the place behind the saddle 2. An inflammatory affection of the larynx or trachea accompanied by a horse ringing cough and difficult respiration. In the form in which it attacks chiefly young children, it is known as Cynanche tracheates, and it is apt to be attended with the formation of a false membrane which lines the trachea beneath the glottis, and tends to produce suffocation

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