ozaena


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o·ze·na

(ō-zē'nă)
A disease characterized by intranasal crusting, atrophy, and fetid odor.
Synonym(s): ozaena.
[G. ozaina, a fetid polypus, fr. ozō, to smell]

ozaena

Inflammation and atrophy of the mucous membrane lining of the nose, with discharge, crusting and a foul smell, of which the sufferer is usually unaware. The condition is now rare.