Rhinorrhea
Medical term for a runny nose. From the Greek words "rhinos" meaning "of the nose" and "rhoia" meaning "a flowing."
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A discharge from the nose. [rhino- + G. rhoia, flow]
- gustatory r. watery nasal discharge associated with eating.

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rhi·nor·rhea or chiefly Brit rhi·nor·rhoea .rī-nə-'rē-ə n excessive mucous secretion from the nose

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rhi·nor·rhea (ri″no-reґə) [rhino- + -rrhea] the free discharge of a thin nasal mucus.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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