or rhi·nor·rhoe·a

[ rahy-nuh-ree-uh ]
/ ˌraɪ nəˈri ə /

noun Pathology.

an excessive discharge of mucus from the nose.

Nearby words

  1. rhinophonia,
  2. rhinophycomycosis,
  3. rhinophyma,
  4. rhinoplasty,
  5. rhinorrhagia,
  6. rhinosalpingitis,
  7. rhinoscleroma,
  8. rhinoscopy,
  9. rhinosporidiosis,
  10. rhinosporidium

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 rhinorrhoea



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

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Medicine definitions for rhinorrhoea


[ rī′nə-rēə ]


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

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