Definitions

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  • n. A calculus that forms in the nasal cavity.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A stony concretion formed in the nose.

Etymologies

rhino- (“nose”) + -lith (“stone”). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Waring 10.158 mentions the case of a housemaid who carried a rhinolith, with a cherry-stone for a nucleus, which had been introduced twenty-seven years before, and which for twenty-five years had caused no symptoms.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • Wiesman, in 1893, reported a rhinolith, which was composed of a cherry-stone enveloped in chalk, that had been removed after a sojourn of sixty years, with intense ozena as a consequence of its lodgment.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • Waring mentions the case of a housemaid who carried a rhinolith, with a cherry-stone for a nucleus, which had been introduced twenty-seven years before, and which for twenty-five years had caused no symptoms.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • Obstruction may also be due to the presence of a foreign body in the nasal cavity, to a rhinolith, and to imperfect development of the nasal chambers.

    Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities—Head—Neck. Sixth Edition.

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