\ˈɒziːnə], \ˈɒziːnə], \ˈɒ_z_iː_n_ə]\
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By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.
An affection of the pituitary membrane, which gives occasion to a disagreeable odour similar to that of a crushed bed-bug; hence the name Punais, by which the French designate one labouring under ozaena. It is, sometimes, owing to caries of the bones; but is, perhaps, most frequently dependent upon syphilitic ulceration of the pituitary membrane, with or without caries of the bones of the nose.
By Robley Dunglison