coryza

noun

co·​ry·​za kə-ˈrī-zə How to pronounce coryza (audio)
: an acute inflammatory contagious disease involving the upper respiratory tract
especially : common cold
coryzal adjective

Examples of coryza in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Roughly a day after the fever sets in come the three C’s of measles: cough, conjunctivitis (pink eye) and coryza (a runny nose). Aria Bendix, NBC News, 28 Feb. 2024

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Word History

Etymology

Late Latin, from Greek koryza nasal mucus; akin to Old English hrot nasal mucus, Sanskrit kardama mud

First Known Use

1634, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of coryza was in 1634

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Cite this Entry

“Coryza.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coryza. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

coryza

noun
co·​ry·​za kə-ˈrī-zə How to pronounce coryza (audio)
: an acute inflammatory contagious disease involving the upper respiratory tract:
b
: any of several diseases of domestic animals characterized by inflammation of and discharge from the mucous membranes of the upper respiratory tract, sinuses, and eyes
especially : infectious coryza
coryzal adjective
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