or rhi·nor·rhoe·a


noun Pathology.

an excessive discharge of mucus from the nose.

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

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

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rhinorrhea in Medicine




A discharge from the nasal mucous membrane, especially if excessive.
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