noun Pathology.
inflammation of the nose or its mucous membrane.

1880–85; rhin- + -itis

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rhinitis (raɪˈnaɪtɪs)
inflammation of the mucous membrane that lines the nose

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

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Example sentences
Another susceptible minority are those who suffer from allergic rhinitis,
  better known as hay fever.
Allergic rhinitis occurs from inhaling such allergens as pollen or mold spores.
Vasomotor rhinitis is a nonallergic condition that involves a constant runny
  nose, sneezing, and nasal congestion.
The diagnosis and management of rhinitis: an updated practice parameter.
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