postnasal

postnasal
/pohst"nay"zeuhl/, adj.
located or occurring behind the nose or in the nasopharynx, as a flow of mucus; nasopharyngeal: a postnasal infection.
[1895-1900; POST- + NASAL1]

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  • postnasal — I. (ˈ) ̷ ̷+ adjective Etymology: post + nasal : lying or occurring posterior to the nose a postnasal scale II. noun : a postnasal part; specifically : a scale or either of a pair of scales lying behind the nasal of most lizards * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • postnasal — 1. Posterior to the nasal cavity. 2. Relating to the posterior portion of the nasal cavity. * * * post·na·sal ( )pōst nā zəl adj lying or occurring posterior to the nose <postnasal space> <a discharge of postnasal mucus> * * *… …   Medical dictionary

  • postnasal — adjective of, pertaining to, or located near the posterior of the nasal cavity …   Wiktionary

  • postnasal — adj. located or occurring behind the nose or nasal cavity …   English contemporary dictionary

  • postnasal — post·nasal …   English syllables

  • postnasal — post•na•sal [[t]poʊstˈneɪ zəl[/t]] adj. anat. located or occurring behind the nose or in the nasopharynx; nasopharyngeal • Etymology: 1895–1900 …   From formal English to slang

  • postnasal drip — n flow of mucous secretion from the posterior part of the nasal cavity onto the wall of the pharynx occurring usu. as a chronic accompaniment of an allergic state or a viral infection * * * the dripping of discharges from the postnasal region… …   Medical dictionary

  • postnasal drip — [pōst′nā′zəl] n. a discharge of mucus from behind the nose onto the surface of the pharynx, as from a cold or allergy …   English World dictionary

  • postnasal drip — noun chronic secretion of mucus from the rear of the nasal cavity into the nasopharynx • Hypernyms: ↑symptom * * * noun : flow of mucous secretion from the posterior part of the nasal cavity onto the wall of the pharynx occurring usually as a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • postnasal drip — noun Date: circa 1949 flow of mucous secretion from the posterior part of the nasal cavity onto the wall of the pharynx occurring usually as a chronic accompaniment of an allergic state …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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