Rhinorrhea is from the Greek words “rhino” meaning “of the nose” and “rhoia” meaning “a flowing.”
Other common medical terms with ‘rino’ include:
- Rinoplasty – nose surgery colloquially known as a ‘nose job.’
- Rinolalia – or rinophonia, is a nasal quality of the voice, usually associated with disease or defect of the nasal passages.
- Rinopharyngitis – inflammation of the mucous membrane of the nose and pharynx.
- Rhinologist – a physician who specializes in rhinology, or the nose.
As a slang word, rino means an older man looking for a younger woman.
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