Catarrh

  • 1 Catarrh — Ca*tarrh , n. [L. catarrhus, Gr. ?, ?, a running down, rheum, fr. ?; kata down + ? to flow. See {Stream}.] (Med.) An inflammatory affection of any mucous membrane, in which there are congestion, swelling, and an altertion in the quantity and… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 catarrh — (n.) late 14c., from M.L. catarrus, from L.L. catarrhus, from Gk. katarrhous a catarrh, a head cold, lit. a flowing down, from kata down (see CATA (Cf. cata )) + rhein to flow (see RHEUM (Cf. rheum)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 3 catarrh — ► NOUN ▪ excessive discharge of mucus in the nose or throat. DERIVATIVES catarrhal adjective. ORIGIN Latin catarrhus, from Greek katarrhein flow down …

    English terms dictionary

  • 4 catarrh — [kə tär′] n. [ME catarre < Fr catarrhe < LL catarrhus < Gr katarrhoos < katarrhein, to flow down < kata , down + rhein, to flow: see STREAM] inflammation of a mucous membrane, esp. of the nose or throat, causing an increased flow… …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 Catarrh — This article is about a condition caused by inflamed mucous membranes. For the country, see Qatar. Catarrh Classification and external resources ICD 9 460 DiseasesDB …

    Wikipedia

  • 6 catarrh — [[t]kətɑ͟ː(r)[/t]] N UNCOUNT Catarrh is a medical condition in which a lot of mucus is produced in your nose and throat. You may get catarrh when you have a cold …

    English dictionary

  • 7 catarrh — ca|tarrh [kəˈta: US ˈta:r] n [U] BrE [Date: 1400 1500; : French; Origin: catarrhe, from Greek katarrhein to flow down ] an uncomfortable condition in which your body produces a thick liquid that blocks your nose and throat ▪ After a cold, many… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 8 catarrh — [16] Etymologically, catarrh is ‘something that flows down’. It comes via French catarrhe and late Latin catarrhus from Greek katárrhous, a derivative of the verb katarrhein, a compound formed from the prefix katá ‘down’ (as in cataract) and the… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 9 catarrh — [16] Etymologically, catarrh is ‘something that flows down’. It comes via French catarrhe and late Latin catarrhus from Greek katárrhous, a derivative of the verb katarrhein, a compound formed from the prefix katá ‘down’ (as in cataract) and the… …

    Word origins

  • 10 catarrh — noun Etymology: Middle English catarre, from Middle French or Late Latin; Middle French catarrhe, from Late Latin catarrhus, from Greek katarrhous, from katarrhein to flow down, from kata + rhein to flow more at stream Date: 15th century… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 11 catarrh — catarrhal, catarrhous, adj. catarrhally, adv. /keuh tahr /, n. Pathol. inflammation of a mucous membrane, esp. of the respiratory tract, accompanied by excessive secretions. [1350 1400; ME < LL catarrhus < Gk katárrous lit., down flowing, equiv.… …

    Universalium

  • 12 catarrh — noun inflammation of the mucous membranes of the nose and throat …

    Wiktionary

  • 13 catarrh — Inflammation of a mucous membrane with increased flow of mucus or exudate. [G. katarrheo, to flow down] nasal c. SYN: rhinitis. vernal c. SYN: vernal conjunctivitis. * * * ca·tarrh kə tär …

    Medical dictionary

  • 14 Catarrh — A cold or similar malady. Treated with Achras, Achranthes, ageratum, allium, Anacardium, Ananas, Aniba, Annona, Aristolochia, Bidens, Bramia, Bursera, Cajanus, Calocarpum, Cardiospermum, Carica, CAssia, Cecropia, Cedrela, Ceratonia, Chaetoptelea …

    EthnoBotanical Dictionary

  • 15 catarrh — ca|tarrh [ kə tar ] noun uncount MAINLY BRITISH a medical condition in which your nose and throat become blocked with a thick liquid called MUCUS, usually when you have a cold …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 catarrh — ca·tarrh || kÉ™ tɑː n. inflammation of the mucous membrane …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 17 catarrh — [kə tα:] noun excessive discharge of mucus in the nose or throat. Derivatives catarrhal adjective Origin C16: from Fr. catarrhe, from late L. catarrhus, from Gk katarrhous, from katarrhein flow down …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 18 catarrh — n. Cold in the head …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 19 catarrh — noun (U) an uncomfortable condition in which your nose and throat are almost blocked with thick liquid, for example when you have a cold …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 catarrh — ca·tarrh …

    English syllables


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