What does catarrh mean?

Definitions for catarrhkəˈtɑr

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. catarrh(noun)

    inflammation of the nose and throat with increased production of mucus


  1. catarrh(Noun)

    inflammation of the mucous membranes of the nose and throat.

  2. Origin: Borrowed from κατάρροος, which is derived from καταρρέω, which is composed of κατά and ῥέω.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Catarrh(noun)

    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

  2. Origin: [L. catarrhus, Gr. , , a running down, rheum, fr. ; kata` down + to flow. See Stream.]


  1. Catarrh

    Catarrh is a disorder of inflammation of the mucous membranes in one of the airways or cavities of the body. It can result in a thick exudate of mucus and white blood cells caused by the swelling of the mucous membranes in the head in response to an infection. It is a symptom usually associated with the common cold and chesty coughs, but can also be found in patients with infections of the adenoids, middle ear, sinus or tonsils. The phlegm produced by catarrh may either discharge or cause a blockage which may become chronic.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Catarrh

    kat-är′, n. a discharge of fluid from the inflammation of a mucous membrane, esp. of the nose, caused by cold in the head: the cold itself.—adjs. Catarrh′al, Catarrh′ous. [L. catarrhus—Gr. katarrhouskata, down, rheēin, to flow.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of catarrh in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of catarrh in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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