Definition of coryza in English:

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Pronunciation: /kəˈrīzə/


Catarrhal inflammation of the mucous membrane in the nose, caused especially by a cold or by hay fever.
Example sentences
  • A viral etiology is strongly suggested by the absence of fever or the presence of conjunctivitis, coryza, cough, or diarrhea.
  • His job responsibilities required that he wear latex gloves, and he eventually developed coryza (ie, acute rhinitis), skin exfoliation, and skin fissures.
  • A 57-year-old male chemical manufacturing worker was examined at our hospital because of recurrent attacks of coryza, rhinorrhea, urticaria, and wheezing over the preceding 2 years.


Early 16th century: from Latin, from Greek koruza 'nasal mucus'.

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Syllabification: co·ry·za

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