- 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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- 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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1630s, from medical Latin, from Greek koryza "running at the nose."
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