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Date: 1400-1500
Language: French
Origin: catarrhe, from Greek katarrhein 'to flow down'

catarrh

noun
     
Related topics: Illness and Disability
ca‧tarrh [uncountable] British English
MI an uncomfortable condition in which your body produces a thick liquid that blocks your nose and throat:
After a cold, many patients complain of persistent catarrh.

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