- 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
It is also employed as a sedative and errhine, and in a vast number of other indications.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II
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.Zoonomia, Vol. II
- causing nasal secretion
- an errhine drug or agent
C17: from Greek errhinos, from en- ² + rhis nose
- Promoting or inducing nasal discharge.
- A medication that promotes or induces such discharge.
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