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Inflammation of the nasal mucous membranes.
(Pathology) inflammation of the mucous membrane that lines the nose
inflammation of the nose or its mucous membrane.
irritation of the nose, especially of the mucous membrane lining it.See also: Nose
Inflammation of the nasal lining often accompanied by sneezing and runny nose. It can be caused by a viral infection (a cold, for example) or allergic reaction (for example, to pollen).
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|Noun||1.||rhinitis - an inflammation of the mucous membrane lining the nose (usually associated with nasal discharge)|
inflammation, redness, rubor - a response of body tissues to injury or irritation; characterized by pain and swelling and redness and heat
allergic rhinitis - rhinitis caused by an allergic reaction