Origin of stertorous
Examples from the Web for stertorous
But in a moment the silence was broken by a deep, stertorous rattle.Ghetto Tragedies|Israel Zangwill
When coma or profound stupor exists, it may become jerking and spasmodic, or even simulate the stertorous respiration of apoplexy.
Flinging the door open, he confronted the startled bar-keeper empurpled and stertorous.
Nor did he stir again; only there came the sound of his stertorous breathing to indicate that he slept.In the Brooding Wild|Ridgwell Cullum
Breathing slow and stertorous, pulse weak, countenance livid.Aids to Forensic Medicine and Toxicology|W. G. Aitchison Robertson
1802, from Modern Latin stertor (from Latin stertere "to snore") + -ous.