ptarmic

1 of 2

noun

ptar·​mic
ˈtärmik
plural -s
: a substance that causes sneezing

ptarmic

2 of 2

adjective

"
variants or ptarmical
-mə̇kəl
: sternutatory

Word History

Etymology

Noun

Late Latin ptarmicum, from Greek ptarmikon, neuter of ptarmikos causing to sneeze, from ptarmos act of sneezing + -ikos -ic

Adjective

ptarmic from Late Latin ptarmicus, from Greek ptarmikos; ptarmical from ptarmic entry 1 + -al

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“Ptarmic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ptarmic. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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