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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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  • Either "a fetid discharge from the nostrils", or possibly the disease that causes it, atrophic rhinitis, aka catarrh.

    Snotty vases

    "The origin of atrophic rhinitis, especially that form which is accompanied by foetor (ozaena), is still a question waiting to be solved. ..."

    The Diseases of the Nose, Mouth, Pharynx and Larynx: A Textbook for Students by Alfred Bruck (1910).

    November 3, 2010

  • Oh... ew....

    March 25, 2014

  • How scrofulous.

    March 25, 2014