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  1. Pathology. acute inflammation of the mucous membrane of the nasal cavities; cold in the head.
  2. 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
Related formsco·ry·zal, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for coryza

cold, catarrh, coryza

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British Dictionary definitions for coryza


  1. acute inflammation of the mucous membrane of the nose, with discharge of mucus; a head cold

Word Origin for coryza

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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coryza in Medicine


  1. cold
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