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rhinitis

[rahy-nahy-tis] /raɪˈnaɪ tɪs/
noun, Pathology
1.
inflammation of the nose or its mucous membrane.
Origin of rhinitis
1880-1885
1880-85; rhin- + -itis
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  • I want you to come down again, now, and take a rhinitis tablet, after the dampness of to-night.

    The Wayfarers Mary Stewart Cutting
  • Lemna minor where the crusts and the muco-purulent discharge are very abundant with fetor (in rhinitis atrophics).

  • It is better to throw overboard both the name and the idea of catarrhal inflammation or rhinitis and start afresh.

    The Treatment of Hay Fever George Frederick Laidlaw
  • Did you ever cure a catarrhal conjunctivitis or rhinitis in three minutes by moving the patient from one room to another?

    The Treatment of Hay Fever George Frederick Laidlaw
  • An infant, therefore, suffering with an acute attack of rhinitis requires constant attention.

  • Conjunctivitis, rhinitis, odontalgia, may occasion grimaces and contortions which cease with the disappearance of the irritation.

British Dictionary definitions for rhinitis

rhinitis

/raɪˈnaɪtɪs/
noun
1.
inflammation of the mucous membrane that lines the nose
Derived Forms
rhinitic (raɪˈnɪtɪk) adjective
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Word Origin and History for rhinitis
n.

1829, medical Latin, from rhino- "nose" + -itis.

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rhinitis in Medicine

rhinitis rhi·ni·tis (rī-nī'tĭs)
n.
Inflammation of the nasal mucous membranes.

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