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Noun: croup  kroop
  1. A disease of infants and young children; harsh coughing and hoarseness and fever and difficult breathing
    - spasmodic laryngitis
  2. The part of an animal that corresponds to the human buttocks
    - hindquarters, croupe, rump

Derived forms: croups

Type of: angina, body part

Part of: bird, quadruped

Encyclopedia: Croup