stertor

noun

ster·​tor ˈstər-tər How to pronounce stertor (audio)
-ˌtȯr
: the act of producing a snoring sound : snoring

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1804, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of stertor was in 1804

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Cite this Entry

“Stertor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stertor. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

stertor

noun
: the act or fact of snoring : stertorous breathing
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