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stertor

[ stur-ter ]
/ ˈstɜr tər /
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noun Pathology.
a heavy snoring sound accompanying respiration in certain diseases.
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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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