stertor

noun
ster·tor | \ˈstər-tər, -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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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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