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[kuh-rahy-zuh] /kəˈraɪ zə/

Pathology. acute inflammation of the mucous membrane of the nasal cavities; cold in the head.
Veterinary Pathology. a contagious disease of birds, especially poultry, characterized by the secretion of a thick mucus in the mouth and throat.
acute inflammation of the mucous membrane of the nose, with discharge of mucus; a head cold

1630s, from medical Latin, from Greek koryza “running at the nose.”

coryza co·ry·za (kə-rī’zə)
See cold.


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