stertor

noun ster·tor \ ˈstər-tər , -ˌtȯr \

Definition of stertor

: the act of producing a snoring sound : snoring

Origin and Etymology of stertor

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


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stertor

noun ster·tor \ ˈstərt-ər , ˈstər-ˌtȯ(ə)r \

medical Definition of stertor

: the act or fact of snoring : stertorous breathing

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