catarrh

noun
ca·​tarrh | \ kə-ˈtär How to pronounce catarrh (audio) \

Definition of catarrh

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

Other Words from catarrh

catarrhal \ kə-​ˈtär-​əl How to pronounce catarrh (audio) \ adjective
catarrhally \ kə-​ˈtär-​ə-​lē How to pronounce catarrh (audio) \ adverb

First Known Use of catarrh

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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

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The first known use of catarrh was in the 15th century

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“Catarrh.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/catarrh. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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catarrh

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How to pronounce catarrh (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of catarrh

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

catarrh

noun
ca·​tarrh | \ kə-ˈtär How to pronounce catarrh (audio) \

Medical Definition of catarrh

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

Other Words from catarrh

catarrhal \ -​əl How to pronounce catarrh (audio) \ adjective
catarrhally \ -​ə-​lē How to pronounce catarrh (audio) \ adverb

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