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sternutation

[stur-nyuh-tey-shuh n] /ˌstɜr nyəˈteɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the act of sneezing.
Origin
1535-1545
1535-45; < Latin sternūtātiōn- (stem of sternūtātiō), equivalent to sternūtāt(us) (past participle of sternūtāre, frequentative of sternuere to sneeze) + -iōn- -ion
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British Dictionary definitions for sternutation

sternutation

/ˌstɜːnjʊˈteɪʃən/
noun
1.
a sneeze or the act of sneezing
Word Origin
C16: from Late Latin sternūtāre to sneeze, from sternuere to sputter (of a light)
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sternutation in Medicine

sternutation ster·nu·ta·tion (stûr'nyə-tā'shən)
n.

  1. The act of sneezing.

  2. A sneeze.

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