snuffles

snuffles
Obstructed nasal respiration, especially in the newborn infant, sometimes due to congenital syphilis.

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snuf·fles 'snəf-əlz n pl
1) SNIFFLES (1)
2) usu sing in constr a respiratory disorder in animals marked esp. by catarrhal inflammation and sniffling: as
a) a disease of the upper respiratory tract of rabbits that is often a precursor of pneumonia
b) BULLNOSE

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n.
1. partial obstruction of breathing in infants, caused by the common cold.
2. formerly) discharge through the nostrils associated with necrosis of the nasal bones: seen in infants with congenital syphilis.

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snuf·fles (snufґəlz) 1. a catarrhal discharge from the nasal mucous membrane in infants, generally in congenital syphilis. 2. rabbit septicemia.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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