Runny nose
Rhinorrhea is the medical term for this common problem. From the Greek words "rhinos" meaning "of the nose" and "rhoia" meaning "a flowing."

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • runny nose — noun A condition of discharge of mucus from the nose, often a symptom of the common cold. Syn: rhinorrhea …   Wiktionary

  • runny nose — /rʌni ˈnoʊz/ (say runee nohz) noun a nose that is discharging mucus, as caused by a cold …   Australian English dictionary

  • runny — [run′ē] adj. runnier, runniest 1. that flows, esp. too freely 2. that keeps on discharging mucus [a runny nose] runniness n …   English World dictionary

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  • runny — [[t]rʌ̱ni[/t]] runnier, runniest 1) ADJ GRADED Something that is runny is more liquid than usual or than was intended. Warm the honey until it becomes runny. ...a runny soft cheese. 2) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n If someone has a runny nose or runny… …   English dictionary

  • nose — nose1 W2S2 [nəuz US nouz] n ↑ear, ↑nose, ↑tooth, ↑eye ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(on your face)¦ 2 (right) under somebody s nose 3 stick/poke your nose into something 4 keep your nose out (of something) 5 turn your nose up (at something) 6 with your nose in the… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • nose — nose1 [ nouz ] noun count *** 1. ) the part of your face above your mouth that you use for smelling and breathing. The two holes in your nose are called nostrils: Her nose is bleeding. Hold your nose (=press the two sides of it) and put your head …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • nose — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ big, bulbous, huge, large, long, prominent, strong ▪ little, small, tiny …   Collocations dictionary

  • nose — I UK [nəʊz] / US [noʊz] noun [countable] Word forms nose : singular nose plural noses *** 1) the part of your face above your mouth that you use for smelling and breathing. The two holes in your nose are called nostrils Her nose is bleeding. Hold …   English dictionary

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