Recent Examples on the WebAmir began wheezing at night — once so badly that an ambulance was called — and woke up most mornings to find his eyes swollen shut with rheum.
Hannah Natanson, Washington Post, 9 July 2018 This washes excess tear fluid that would form into rheum away into your eye’s tear drainage system, Dr. Kathuria explains.
Korin Miller, SELF, 17 Jan. 2018
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Medical Definition of rheum
(Entry 1 of 2)
: a watery discharge from the mucous membranes especially of the eyes or nosealso: a condition (as a cold) marked by such discharge
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Medical Definition of Rheum (Entry 2 of 2)
: a genus of Asian herbs (family Polygonaceae) that have large leaves, small flowers, and a 3-winged fruit and that include the rhubarbs (as the Chinese rhubarb, R. officinale, and rhapontic, R. rhaponticum)