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head cold

a form of the common cold characterized especially by nasal congestion and sneezing.
Origin of head cold
1935-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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head cold n.
A common cold mainly affecting the mucous membranes of the nasal passages, characterized by congestion, headache, and sneezing.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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