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noun
a thin discharge of the mucous membranes, especially during a cold.
catarrh; cold.
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Origin of rheum

1350–1400; Middle English reume<Late Latin rheuma<Greek rheûma (rheu-, variant stem of rheîn to flow, stream + -ma noun suffix of result)

OTHER WORDS FROM rheum

rheumic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for rheum

rheum
/ (ruːm) /

noun
a watery discharge from the eyes or nose

Word Origin for rheum

C14: from Old French reume, ultimately from Greek rheuma bodily humour, stream, from rhein to flow
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Medical definitions for rheum

rheum
[ rōōm ]

n.
A watery or thin mucous discharge from the eyes or nose.
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