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[Late Latin coryza, from Greek koruza, catarrh; perhaps akin to Old English hrot, snot.]
(Pathology) acute inflammation of the mucous membrane of the nose, with discharge of mucus; a head cold
[C17: from Late Latin: catarrh, from Greek koruza]
acute nasal congestion due to secretion of mucus; cold in the head.
[1625–35; < Late Latin < Greek kóryza catarrh]
A technical term for the common cold.
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|Noun||1.||coryza - 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