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rhinoscleroma

noun rhi·no·scle·ro·ma \ ˌrī-nō-sklə-ˈrō-mə \

medical Definition of rhinoscleroma

:a chronic inflammatory disease of the mucosa of the respiratory tract and especially the nasal cavity that is caused by infection with a bacterium of the genus Klebsiella (K. rhinoscleromatis) and is marked by granulomatous swelling with the formation of rubbery nodules followed by sclerosis of tissue

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