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Meaning of HAY FEVER

Pronunciation:  hey'feevur

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a seasonal rhinitis resulting from an allergic reaction to pollen
 Synonyms: pollinosis
 See Also: allergic rhinitis



Medical Dictionary
 Definition: see rhinitis.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Hay fever is characterized by headache, nasal congestion, rhinorrhea (runny nose), sinusitis, sneezing, eye irritation, tearing. It is due to seasonal allergy to plant allergens, usually pollens.
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