- Pathology. acute inflammation of the mucous membrane of the nasal cavities; cold in the head.
- Veterinary Pathology. a contagious disease of birds, especially poultry, characterized by the secretion of a thick mucus in the mouth and throat.
Origin of coryza
1625–35; < Late Latin < Greek kóryza catarrh
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Examples from the Web for coryza
La grippe is a bronchitis or coryza with some fever and muscle-soreness.The Ethics of Medical Homicide and Mutilation
Coryza frequently commences at or about the time of the pharyngitis.
One of these, allowed to melt gradually in the mouth, is said to alleviate the obstruction in the nose, in coryza.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II
A thin, watery discharge may be composed of serum, and it occurs in the earlier stages of coryza, or nasal catarrh.Special Report on Diseases of the Horse
United States Department of Agriculture
Coryza, or nasal catarrh,—commonly called a cold in the head,—is not very common among cows.Cattle and Their Diseases
- acute inflammation of the mucous membrane of the nose, with discharge of mucus; a head cold
C17: from Late Latin: catarrh, from Greek koruza
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Word Origin and History for coryza
1630s, from medical Latin, from Greek koryza "running at the nose."
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