errhine

[er-ahyn, er-in]Medicine/Medical
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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.

Origin of errhine

1595–1605; < New Latin errhinum < Greek érrīnon
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British Dictionary definitions for errhine

errhine

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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errhine in Medicine

errhine

[ĕrīn′]

adj.

Promoting or inducing nasal discharge.

n.

A medication that promotes or induces such discharge.
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