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 for Catarrh
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Catarrh \Ca*tarrh"\, n. [L. catarrhus, Gr. ?, ?, a running down,
     rheum, fr. ?; kata` down + ? to flow. See Stream.] (Med.)
     An inflammatory affection of any mucous membrane, in which
     there are congestion, swelling, and an altertion in the
     quantity and quality of mucus secreted; as, catarrh of the
     stomach; catarrh of the bladder.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Note: In America, the term catarrh is applied especially to a
           chronic inflammation of, and hypersecretion fron, the
           membranes of the nose or air passages; in England, to
           an acute influenza, resulting a cold, and attended with
           cough, thirst, lassitude, and watery eyes; also, to the
           cold itself.
           [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  catarrh
      n 1: inflammation of the nose and throat with increased
           production of mucus

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