Definition of coryza in English:


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  • Catarrhal inflammation of the mucous membrane in the nose, caused especially by a cold or by hay fever.

    ‘a patient suffering from acute coryza’
    • ‘A viral etiology is strongly suggested by the absence of fever or the presence of conjunctivitis, coryza, cough, or diarrhea.’
    • ‘His job responsibilities required that he wear latex gloves, and he eventually developed coryza (ie, acute rhinitis), skin exfoliation, and skin fissures.’
    • ‘A 57-year-old male chemical manufacturing worker was examined at our hospital because of recurrent attacks of coryza, rhinorrhea, urticaria, and wheezing over the preceding 2 years.’
    • ‘Cough, coryza, and conjunctivitis were also present.’
    • ‘Cough often follows other symptoms, such as coryza and fever.’



/kəˈrīzə/ /kəˈraɪzə/


Early 16th century from Latin, from Greek koruza ‘nasal mucus’.