catarrh

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ca·tarrh

noun \kə-ˈtär\

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

Full Definition of CATARRH

:  inflammation of a mucous membrane; especially :  one chronically affecting the human nose and air passages
ca·tarrh·al \-əl\ adjective
ca·tarrh·al·ly \-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

ca·tarrh

noun \kə-ˈtär\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CATARRH

: inflammation of a mucous membrane in humans or animals; especially : one chronically affecting the human nose and air passages
ca·tarrh·al \-əl\ adjective
ca·tarrh·al·ly \-ə-lē\ adverb

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