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rhinitis

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noun rhi·ni·tis \rī-ˈnī-təs\

Definition of rhinitis

  1. :  inflammation of the mucous membrane of the nose



Origin of rhinitis

New Latin


First Known Use: circa 1884


Medical Dictionary

rhinitis

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noun rhi·ni·tis \rī-ˈnīt-əs\

Medical Definition of rhinitis

plural rhinitides \-ˈnit-ə-ˌdēz\play

  1. :  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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