errhine

[ er-ahyn, er-in ]
/ ˈɛr aɪn, ˈɛr ɪn /
Medicine/Medical

adjective

designed to be snuffed into the nose.
occasioning discharges from the nose.

noun

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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British Dictionary definitions for errhine

errhine
/ (ˈɛraɪn, ˈɛrɪn) med obsolete /

adjective

causing nasal secretion

noun

an errhine drug or agent

Word Origin for errhine

C17: from Greek errhinos, from en- ² + rhis nose
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Medical definitions for errhine

errhine
[ ĕrīn′ ]

adj.

Promoting or inducing nasal discharge.

n.

A medication that promotes or induces such discharge.
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