rhi·​no·​scle·​ro·​ma ˌrī-nō-sklə-ˈrō-mə How to pronounce rhinoscleroma (audio)
: 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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“Rhinoscleroma.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/rhinoscleroma. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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