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rhinitis

noun rhi·ni·tis \rī-ˈnī-təs\

Definition of RHINITIS

:  inflammation of the mucous membrane of the nose
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Origin of RHINITIS

New Latin
First Known Use: circa 1884
Medical Dictionary

rhinitis

noun rhi·ni·tis \rī-ˈnīt-əs\
plural rhi·nit·i·des \-ˈnit-ə-ˌdēz\

Medical Definition of RHINITIS

:  inflammation of the mucous membrane of the nose marked especially by rhinorrhea, nasal congestion and itching, and sneezing; also :  any of various conditions characterized by rhinitis—see allergic rhinitis, rhinitis medicamentosa, rhinitis sicca, vasomotor rhinitis

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