[ster-noo-tuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee, -nyoo-]


Also ster·nu·ta·tive. causing or tending to cause sneezing.

noun, plural ster·nu·ta·to·ries.

a sternutatory substance.

Origin of sternutatory

1610–20; < Late Latin sternūtātōrius, equivalent to sternūtā(re) (see sternutation) + -tōrius -tory1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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adjective Also: sternutative

causing or having the effect of sneezing

noun plural -tories

an agent or substance that causes sneezing
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sternutatory in Medicine


[stûr-nyōōtə-tôr′ē, -nōō-]


Causing or producing sneezing.


A sternutatory substance, such as pepper.
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