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catarrh

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noun ca·tarrh \kə-ˈtär\

Simple Definition of catarrh

  • medical : a condition in which the nose and air passages become filled with mucus

Full Definition of catarrh

  1. :  inflammation of a mucous membrane; especially :  one chronically affecting the human nose and air passages

ca·tarrh·al play \-əl\ adjective
ca·tarrh·al·ly play \-ə-lē\ adverb

Origin of catarrh

Middle English catarre, from Middle French or Late Latin; Middle French catarrhe, from Late Latin catarrhus, from Greek katarrhous, from katarrhein to flow down, from kata- + rhein to flow — more at stream


First Known Use: 15th century


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catarrh

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noun ca·tarrh \kə-ˈtär\

Medical Definition of catarrh

  1. :  inflammation of a mucous membrane in humans or animals; especially :  one chronically affecting the human nose and air passages

  2. ca·tarrh·al \-əl\play adjective
    ca·tarrh·al·ly \-ə-lē\play adverb




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