ozaena


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005