Definition of coryza in English:

coryza

Line breaks: cor¦yza
Pronunciation: /kəˈrʌɪzə
 
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noun

[mass noun] Medicine
  • Catarrhal inflammation of the mucous membrane in the nose, caused especially by a cold or by hay fever: a patient suffering from acute coryza
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    • 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.

Origin

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

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