/ruy nuy"tis/, n. Pathol.
inflammation of the nose or its mucous membrane.
[1880-85; RHIN- + -ITIS]

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      generic term for inflammation of the mucous tissue of the nose. Rhinitis may be allergic in origin and is called hay fever (q.v.); acute rhinitis is a synonym for head cold. See common cold.

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