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stertor

[stur-ter] /ˈstɜr tər/
noun, Pathology
1.
a heavy snoring sound accompanying respiration in certain diseases.
Origin
1795-1805
1795-1805; < Latin stert(ere) to snore + -or1
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British Dictionary definitions for stertor

stertor

/ˈstɜːtə/
noun
1.
laborious or noisy breathing caused by obstructed air passages
Word Origin
C17: from New Latin, from Latin stertere to snore
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stertor in Medicine

stertor ster·tor (stûr'tər)
n.
A heavy snoring inspiratory sound occurring in coma or deep sleep, sometimes due to obstruction of the larynx or upper airways.


ster'to·rous adj.
ster'to·rous·ly adv.
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