Sterno

[ stur-noh ]
/ ˈstɜr noʊ /
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Trademark.

flammable hydrocarbon jelly packaged in a small can for use as a portable heat source for cooking.

sterno-

a combining form representing sternum in compound words: sternocostal.
Also especially before a vowel, stern-.

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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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for sterno

sterno-

pref.

Sternum:sternocostal.

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