post-nasal drip

postnasal drip

noun
a trickling of mucus onto the pharyngeal surface from the posterior portion of the nasal cavity, usually caused by a cold or allergy.

Origin:
1945–50

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postnasal drip (pəʊstˈneɪzəl)
 
n
med a mucus secretion from the rear part of the nasal cavity into the nasopharynx, usually as the result of a cold or an allergy

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postnasal drip n.
The chronic secretion of mucus from the posterior nasal cavities.

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