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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rhinorrheanoun

    persistent watery mucus discharge from the nose (as in the common cold)


  1. rhinorrheanoun

    A persistent discharge of watery mucus from the nose; typical of the common cold.

  2. Etymology: from : ῥίς (stem) with ῥοία.


  1. Rhinorrhea

    Rhinorrhea, rhinorrhoea, or informally runny nose is the free discharge of a thin mucus fluid from the nose; it is a common condition. It is a common symptom of allergies (hay fever) or certain viral infections, such as the common cold or COVID-19. It can be a side effect of crying, exposure to cold temperatures, cocaine abuse, or drug withdrawal, such as from methadone or other opioids. Treatment for rhinorrhea is not usually undertaken, but there are a number of medical treatments and preventive techniques. The term was coined in 1866 from the Greek rhino- ("of the nose") and -rhoia ("discharge" or "flow").


  1. rhinorrhea

    Rhinorrhea is a medical condition characterized by the excessive, continuous discharge of mucus from the nose. Commonly referred to as a runny nose, it can be caused by several factors including allergies, colds, and sinus infections.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Rhinorrhea

    rī-nō-rē′a, n. mucous discharge from the nose.—adj. Rhinorrhē′al. [Gr. rhis, rhinos, nose, rhoiarhein, to flow.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rhinorrhea in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rhinorrhea in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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