designed to be snuffed into the nose.
occasioning discharges from the nose.
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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Examples from the Web for errhine
Historical Examples of errhine
It is also employed as a sedative and errhine, and in a vast number of other indications.
It is now almost solely used as a sternutatory or errhine, and is probably one of the best.
Euphorbium or cayan pepper mixed with sugar, and used with caution as an errhine.
British Dictionary definitions for errhine
Word Origin for errhine
C17: from Greek errhinos, from en- ² + rhis nose
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Promoting or inducing nasal discharge.
A medication that promotes or induces such discharge.
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