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Meaning of CATARRH

Pronunciation:  ku'târ

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  inflammation of the nose and throat with increased production of mucus

CATARRH is a 7 letter word that starts with C.


 See Also: inflammation, redness, rubor



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ca*tarrh"\, n. [L. catarrhus, Gr. ?, ?, a running down,
rheum, fr. ?; kata` down + ? to flow. See {Stream}.] (Med.)
An inflammatory affection of any mucous membrane, in which
there are congestion, swelling, and an altertion in the
quantity and quality of mucus secreted; as, catarrh of the
stomach; catarrh of the bladder.

Note: In America, the term catarrh is applied especially to a
      chronic inflammation of, and hypersecretion fron, the
      membranes of the nose or air passages; in England, to
      an acute influenza, resulting a cold, and attended with
      cough, thirst, lassitude, and watery eyes; also, to the
      cold itself.