Origin of catarrh
Examples from the Web for catarrh
Of all the symptoms of measles, the catarrh of the mucous membranes is undoubtedly the most pathognomonic.
He cured the pyorrhea alveolaris, and cured the catarrh, too, at the same time.
Inflammation from cold or catarrh may cause deafness, which if neglected may permanently injure the ear.Civics and Health|William H. Allen
The catarrh has left, while his stomach is simply doing nobly.
Thus any excessive secretion, as of bronchitis or catarrh, is carried upwards, and finally expelled by coughing.A Practical Physiology|Albert F. Blaisdell
British Dictionary definitions for catarrh
Word Origin for catarrh
Word Origin and History for catarrh
late 14c., from Medieval Latin catarrus, from Late Latin catarrhus, from Greek katarrhous "a catarrh, a head cold," literally "a flowing down," earlier kata rrhoos, ultimately from kata- "down" (see cata-) + rhein "to flow" (see rheum). Related: Catarrhalcatarrhous.