American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. See cold.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In pathology, an acute inflammation of the mucous membrane of the nostrils, eyes, etc.; a cold in the head. See ozæna.
- n. pathology Inflammation of the mucous membranes lining the nasal cavity, usually causing a running nose, nasal congestion and loss of smell.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Med.) Nasal catarrh.
- n. an inflammation of the mucous membrane lining the nose (usually associated with nasal discharge)
- Late Latin corȳza, from Greek koruza, catarrh. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“I have been suffering from my annual attack of "coryza," or hay-cold.”
“In the early stage it is 'coryza', or nasal catarrh; but the affection rapidly extends, and seems to attack the mucous membranes generally, determined to some particular one, either by atmospheric influence or accidental causes, or constitutional predisposition.”
“When 'coryza' in the dog runs on to catarrh, and the membrane of the pharynx partakes of the inflammation, the velum palati becomes inflamed and thickened, but will not act as a perfect communication between the mouth and the nose.”
“Next day Popinot had an attack of coryza, a complaint which is not dangerous, and generally known by the absurd and inadequate name of a cold in the head.”
“Catarrhs and coryza in very old people are not concocted.”
“But if the summer is parched and northerly, but the autumn rainy and southerly, headache and sphacelus of the brain are likely to occur; and in addition hoarseness, coryza, coughs, and in some cases, consumption.”
“Walking is the cause of such complaints, and also of coryza and hoarseness.”
“It is bad when coryza and sneezing either precede or follow affections of the lungs, but in all other affections, even the most deadly, sneezing is a salutary symptom.”
“Nate gets coryza wrong, so Evan needs to get one word right.”
“When the nasal membrane is irritated by a violent coryza”
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