ersatz_read (ersatz_read) wrote in 1word1day,

Monday word: coryza

coryza (k-rz), noun
Acute nasal congestion due to the secretion of mucus; a head cold.

Etymology:  1600s, from medical Latin, which is from Greek 'koryza', "running at the nose".

Bonus in the above definition:  'mucus' is a noun referring to...that slippery gunk,
and 'mucous' is an adjective meaning "containing or producting mucus" or "relating to, consisting of, or resembling mucus".
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