Definitions for rheumrum
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a thin discharge of the mucous membranes, esp. during a cold.
Origin of rheum:
1350–1400; ME reume < LL rheuma < Gk rheûma current, stream, discharge =rheu-, s. of rheîn to flow, stream+-ma n. suffix of result
a watery discharge from the mucous membranes (especially from the eyes or nose)
Rheum, genus Rheum(noun)
Watery or thin discharge of serum or mucus, especially from the eyes or nose, formerly thought to cause disease.
Illness or disease thought to be caused by such secretions; a cold, catarrh; rheumatism.
Origin: From roume, reume, rume, ryeume, and their source, rheuma, from ῥεῦμα.
a genus of plants. See Rhubarb
a serous or mucous discharge, especially one from the eves or nose
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A plant genus of the family POLYGONACEAE. Members contain chrysophanic acid, rhein, EMODIN, and other anthraquinones. The roots were formerly used as purgatives.