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errhine

[er-ahyn, er-in] /ˈɛr aɪn, ˈɛr ɪn/
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
1595-1605; < New Latin errhinum < Greek érrīnon
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British Dictionary definitions for errhine

errhine

/ˈɛraɪn; ˈɛrɪn/
adjective
1.
causing nasal secretion
noun
2.
an errhine drug or agent
Word Origin
C17: from Greek errhinos, from en-² + rhis nose
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errhine in Medicine

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

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