stertorous

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adjective ster·to·rous \ ˈstər-tə-rəs \

Definition of stertorous

:characterized by a harsh snoring or gasping sound

stertorously

adverb

First Known Use of stertorous

1802


Medical Dictionary

stertorous

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adjective ster·to·rous \ ˈstərt-ə-rəs \

medical Definition of stertorous

:characterized by a harsh snoring or gasping sound

stertorously

adverb

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