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Sterno

[stur-noh]
Trademark.
  1. flammable hydrocarbon jelly packaged in a small can for use as a portable heat source for cooking.
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sterno-

  1. a combining form representing sternum in compound words: sternocostal.
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Also especially before a vowel, stern-.
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Historical Examples of sterno

  • Ferrugineo-flavescens, elytris virescentibus, sterno cornuto.

    Illustrations of Exotic Entomology, Volume 2

    Dru Drury


Word Origin and History for sterno

Sterno

n.

U.S. proprietary name for solidified alcohol used as fuel for cooking stoves, 1915, by S. Sternau & Co., New York, New York.

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

sterno in Medicine

sterno-

pref.
  1. Sternum:sternocostal.
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