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- noun a chronic disease of the nose characterized by a foul-smelling nasal discharge and atrophy of nasal structures
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Catarrh, or ozaena, is liable to be complicated, not only by the system, blood, and fluids, suffering from scrofulous or other taints, as has already been pointed out, but also by an extension of the diseased conditions to other parts beyond the air-passages of the head.
We have already detailed the manner in which the throat, larynx, and trachea, in succession, become affected from catarrh, or ozaena.