-rrhea, -rrhoea, -orrhea +

(Greek > Latin: flow, flowing)

Abnormally frequent menstruation, defined as that occurring at regular intervals of less than 21 days. Synonym: epimenorrhea.
1. Rarely used term for a psychiatric syndrome characterized by incoherent and strange philosophical theories; a manifestation of schizophrenia.
2. A form of hebephrenic schizophrenia characterized by vague and often bizarre theories of philosophy; usually, the stream of thought is incoherent.
The excessive secretion of saliva.
1. Inflammation of the gums with a loosening of the teeth and a discharge of pus from the tooth sockets.
2. Any discharge of pus from any bodily organ or cavity.
pyorrheal (adjective) (not comparable)
A reference to or characterized by periodontitis or marginal periodontitis: A pyorrheal condition arises from periodontitis, a dental disorder that results from progression of gingivitis, involving inflammation and infection of the ligaments and bones that support the teeth.

rhinorrhea (s) (noun), rhinorrhoeas (pl)
A discharge of a watery or a slimy substance from the nasal mucous membrane: A rhinorrhea is the discharge of cerebrospinal, or the brain and spinal fluid, through the nose following a head injury.
seborrhea capitis (s) (noun) (no pl)
Seborrhea of the scalp: Peter noticed that his head was itching, and his dermatologist said that he had a condition of seborrhea capitis, a disease relating to the increase and quality of the fats formed by the sebaceous follicles.
seborrhea ichthyosis (s) (noun), seborrhea ichthyoses (pl)
A variety of seborrhea characterized by the formation of large, platelike (fishlike) crusts: Arthur was surprised when he noticed the development of big and dry layers on his skin, which the doctor later described as seborrhea ichthyosis.
seborrhea nasi (s) (noun) (no pl)
Seborrhea of the sebaceous glands of the nose: Seborrhea nasi is an extensive sebum production on the nose, causing it to become quite oily.
seborrhea nigricans, seborrhea nigra (s) (noun) (no pl)
Chromhidrosis in which there is a dark, greasy-looking discoloration of the eyelids and adjacent skin. with pigmented crusts: After being examined by the dermatologist, Jane was informed that she had a case of seborrhoea nigricans, a condition which had to be treated at once.
seborrhea oleosa (s) (noun) (no pl)
A form of seborrhea characterized by an excessive oiliness of the skin, especially in the area of the forehead and the nose: Seborrhea oleos is a disease distinguished by an undue amount of secretion of sebum or a change in its quality causing crusts, scales on the skin, or an oily coating on the skin.
seborrhea sicca (s) (noun) (no pl)
A form of seborrheic dermatitis characterized by dry scaling: Stella's hands were becoming extremely dry and, after her dermatologist examined her skin, she was told that she had seborrhoea sicca, which caused the dryness of the skin to be itchy and to peel off.
seborrhea squamosa neonatorum (s) (noun) (no pl)
Seborrheic dermatitis occurring in a newborn infant: When Susi was a baby, she suffered from seborrhea squamosa neonatorum, which was a disease of her skin.
seborrhea, seborrhoea (s) (noun), seborrheas (pl)
A disease of the sebaceous glands: Seborrhea is characterized by excessive secretion of sebum or an alteration in its quality, resulting in an oily coating, crusts, or scales on the skin.

A functional illness of the sebaceous glands is marked by a morbidly increased discharge in the amount of the sebaceous matter, usually resulting in an excessive amount of sebum.

seborrheic (adjective) (not comparable)
Characterized or affected by seborrhea; seborrhoic; seborrheal: In newborn babies, the "cradle cap", which refers to the scalp of the head, is quite usual in infants, and the technical term is seborrheic dermatitis.