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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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of catarrh

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

catarrhal

play \-əl\ adjective

catarrhally

play \-ə-lē\ adverb

Origin and Etymology 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

Rhymes with catarrh

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Medical Dictionary

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

catarrhal

\-əl\play adjective

catarrhally

\-ə-lē\play adverb



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