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Definition of "catarrh" [ca•tarrh]

  • Inflammation of mucous membranes, especially of the nose and throat. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "catarrh" in a sentence
  • "Simply the fear of "cold" -- an unfortunate name for that low form of fever properly called catarrh, and a name which is largely responsible for this mistaken idea."
  • "'My health seems in general to improve; but I have been troubled for many weeks with a vexatious catarrh, which is sometimes sufficiently distressful."
  • "Chronic inflammation of the bladder, sometimes called catarrh of the bladder, an affection that is elsewhere herein fully treated of, and chronic inflammation of the kidneys, and true Bright's disease, as well as prostatic disease, are all liable to result from strictures of the urethra."