coryza

play
noun co·ry·za \kə-ˈrī-zə\

Definition of coryza

  1. :  an acute inflammatory contagious disease involving the upper respiratory tract; especially :  common cold

coryzal

play \-zəl\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of coryza

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


First Known Use: 1634


Medical Dictionary

coryza

play
noun co·ry·za \kə-ˈrī-zə\

Medical Definition of coryza

  1. :  an acute inflammatory contagious disease involving the upper respiratory tract:a:  common coldb:  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

\-zəl\play adjective

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up coryza? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to search out and expose misconduct

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • alphabet-magnets
  • Which is the correct spelling?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ