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  1. the science dealing with the nose and its diseases.
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Origin of rhinology

First recorded in 1830–40; rhino- + -logy
Related formsrhi·no·log·ic [rahyn-l-oj-ik] /ˌraɪn lˈɒdʒ ɪk/, rhi·no·log·i·cal, adjectiverhi·nol·o·gist, noun
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Historical Examples of rhinology

  • The field of operation in rhinology can never be rendered completely sterile, and in many cases is particularly septic.

    A System of Operative Surgery, Volume IV (of 4)


  • With the advances made by rhinology the necessity for intervention through the face has become more infrequent.

British Dictionary definitions for rhinology


  1. the branch of medical science concerned with the nose and its diseases
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Derived Formsrhinological (ˌraɪnəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectiverhinologist, noun
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Word Origin and History for rhinology


1838, from rhino- + -logy.

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rhinology in Medicine


  1. The anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the nose.
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Related formsrhi•nolo•gist n.
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