errhine

errhine

[er-ahyn, er-in] Medicine/Medical.
adjective
1.
designed to be snuffed into the nose.
2.
occasioning discharges from the nose.
noun
3.
a medicine to be snuffed up the nostrils to promote sneezing and increased discharges.

Origin:
1595–1605; < Neo-Latin errhinum < Greek érrīnon

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errhine (ˈɛraɪn, ˈɛrɪn)
 
adj
1.  causing nasal secretion
 
n
2.  an errhine drug or agent
 
[C17: from Greek errhinos, from en-² + rhis nose]

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errhine er·rhine (ěr'īn')
adj.
Promoting or inducing nasal discharge. n.
A medication that promotes or induces such discharge.

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