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rheum

 (ro͞om)
n.
A watery or thin mucous discharge from the eyes or nose.

[Middle English reume, from Old French, from Late Latin rheuma, from Greek, a flowing, rheum; see sreu- in Indo-European roots.]

rheum′y adj.

rheum

(ruːm)
n
(Physiology) a watery discharge from the eyes or nose
[C14: from Old French reume, ultimately from Greek rheuma bodily humour, stream, from rhein to flow]

rheum

(rum)

n.
1. a thin discharge of the mucous membranes, esp. during a cold.
2. catarrh; cold.
[1350–1400; Middle English reume < Late Latin rheuma < Greek rheûma current, stream, discharge =rheu-, s. of rheîn to flow, stream + -ma n. suffix of result]
rheum′ic, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rheum - a watery discharge from the mucous membranes (especially from the eyes or nose)
emission, discharge - a substance that is emitted or released
2.Rheum - rhubarb
dicot genus, magnoliopsid genus - genus of flowering plants having two cotyledons (embryonic leaves) in the seed which usually appear at germination
buckwheat family, family Polygonaceae, Polygonaceae - a family of plants of order Polygonales chiefly of the north temperate zone; includes the buckwheats
rhubarb plant, rhubarb - plants having long green or reddish acidic leafstalks growing in basal clumps; stems (and only the stems) are edible when cooked; leaves are poisonous
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rheum

1. n. reuma, secreción catarral o acuosa por la nariz;
2. reumatismo.
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