stertor

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noun ster·tor \ˈstər-tər, -ˌtȯr\

Definition of stertor

  1. :  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


First Known Use: 1804


Medical Dictionary

stertor

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

Medical Definition of stertor

  1. :  the act or fact of snoring :  stertorous breathing


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