stertor

noun
ster·​tor | \ ˈstər-tər How to pronounce stertor (audio) , -ˌtȯr\

Definition of stertor

: the act of producing a snoring sound : snoring

First Known Use of stertor

1804, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for stertor

New Latin, from Latin stertere to snore; akin to sternuere to sneeze

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The first known use of stertor was in 1804

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“Stertor.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stertor. Accessed 22 November 2019.

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stertor

noun
ster·​tor | \ ˈstərt-ər How to pronounce stertor (audio) , ˈstər-ˌtȯ(ə)r How to pronounce stertor (audio) \

Medical Definition of stertor

: the act or fact of snoring : stertorous breathing

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