coryza

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin corȳza, from Ancient Greek κόρυζα (kóruza, nasal mucus).

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coryza (countable and uncountable, plural coryzas or coryzae or coryzæ)

  1. (pathology) Inflammation of the mucous membranes lining the nasal cavity, usually causing a running nose, nasal congestion and loss of smell.
    • 1949, Robert Scott Stevenson; Douglas Guthrie, A History of Oto-laryngology:
      In his writing on coryza, Celsus repeats the belief of Hippocrates that some cases of phthisis owe their origin to catarrh of the nasal passages; so far as coryza is concerned, he says, there is nothing pestiferous about it unless it ulcerates  []
    • 1964, Timothy Field Allen, Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica: A Record of the Positive Effects of Drugs Upon the Healthy Human Organism:
      Frequent sneezing and fluent coryza, during the day (second day),⁴.[sic]—Obstruction of left nostril, in evening [] After pain in the head, which continued ten days, coryza, sore throat, and extension to bronchial mucous membranes []
    • 1971, Edwin Burton Levine, Hippocrates:
      Sore throat and coryza (cold) in the very aged do not exhibit the phenomena associated with pepsis (apparently, the changes normally occurring in the younger population).

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Noun[edit]

coryza m (plural coryzas)

  1. coryza

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Ancient Greek κόρυζα (kóruza).

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Noun[edit]

corȳza f (genitive corȳzae); first declension

  1. catarrh

Declension[edit]

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative corȳza corȳzae
Genitive corȳzae corȳzārum
Dative corȳzae corȳzīs
Accusative corȳzam corȳzās
Ablative corȳzā corȳzīs
Vocative corȳza corȳzae

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