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errhine

[er-ahyn, er-in]Medicine/Medical
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adjective
  1. designed to be snuffed into the nose.
  2. occasioning discharges from the nose.
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noun
  1. a medicine to be snuffed up the nostrils to promote sneezing and increased discharges.
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Origin of errhine

1595–1605; < New Latin errhinum < Greek érrīnon
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errhine

adjective
  1. causing nasal secretion
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noun
  1. an errhine drug or agent
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Word Origin

C17: from Greek errhinos, from en- ² + rhis nose
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errhine in Medicine

errhine

(ĕrīn′)
adj.
  1. Promoting or inducing nasal discharge.
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n.
  1. A medication that promotes or induces such discharge.
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