stertor

[ stur-ter ]
/ ˈstɜr tər /
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noun Pathology.

a heavy snoring sound accompanying respiration in certain diseases.

Origin of stertor

1795–1805; < Latin stert(ere) to snore + -or1
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British Dictionary definitions for stertor

stertor

/ (ˈstɜːtə) /

noun

laborious or noisy breathing caused by obstructed air passages

Word Origin for stertor

C17: from New Latin, from Latin stertere to snore
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Medicine definitions for stertor

stertor

[ stûrtər ]

n.

A heavy snoring inspiratory sound occurring in coma or deep sleep, sometimes due to obstruction of the larynx or upper airways.
Related formssterto•rous adj.sterto•rous•ly adv.
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