sternutation


ster·nu·ta·tion

noun \ˌstər-nyə-ˈtā-shən\

Definition of STERNUTATION

:  the act or noise of sneezing

Origin of STERNUTATION

Middle English sternutacion, from Latin sternutation-, sternutatio, from sternutare to sneeze, frequentative of sternuere to sneeze; akin to Greek ptarnysthai to sneeze
First Known Use: 15th century

ster·nu·ta·tion

noun \ˌstər-nyə-ˈtā-shən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of STERNUTATION

: the act, fact, or noise of sneezing

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