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rhinorrhea

or rhi·nor·rhoe·a

[rahy-nuh-ree-uh]
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noun Pathology.
  1. an excessive discharge of mucus from the nose.
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Origin of rhinorrhea

From New Latin, dating back to 1865–70; see origin at rhino-, -rrhea
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Word Origin and History for rhinorrhea

n.

1866, from rhino- "nose" + rhoia "flow" (see rheum).

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rhinorrhea in Medicine

rhinorrhea

(rī′nə-rēə)
n.
  1. A discharge from the nasal mucous membrane, especially if excessive.
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