sternutatory

[ster-noo-tuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee, -nyoo-]
noun, plural ster·nu·ta·to·ries.
  1. a sternutatory substance.

Origin of sternutatory

1610–20; < Late Latin sternūtātōrius, equivalent to sternūtā(re) (see sternutation) + -tōrius -tory1
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British Dictionary definitions for sternutatory

sternutatory

adjective Also: sternutative
  1. causing or having the effect of sneezing
noun plural -tories
  1. an agent or substance that causes sneezing
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sternutatory in Medicine

sternutatory

[stûr-nyōōtə-tôr′ē, -nōō-]
adj.
  1. Causing or producing sneezing.
n.
  1. A sternutatory substance, such as pepper.
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