Definition of Stertor

1. Noun. The act of snoring or producing a snoring sound.

Exact synonyms: Snore, Snoring
Generic synonyms: Breathing, External Respiration, Respiration, Ventilation
Derivative terms: Snore, Snore, Stertorous



Definition of Stertor

1. Noun. The act of heavy snoring ¹

2. Noun. A heavy snoring sound ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Stertor

1. a deep snoring sound [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Stertor

steroidogenetic
steroidogenic
steroidogenicer
steroidogenicest
steroids
steroisomeric
sterol
sterols
sterquilinous
sterre
sterres
sterrink
sterrinks
sterrometal
sterryite
stertor (current term)
stertorous
stertorously
stertorousness
stertors
sterve
sterved
sterves
sterving
stet
stet docket
stet dockets
stetefeldtite
steth-

Literary usage of Stertor

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1. The Half-yearly Abstract of the Medical Sciences: Being a Digest of British edited by William Harcourt Ranking, Charles Bland Radcliffe, William Dommett Stone (1860)
"In this position the stertor entirely ceased, but on resuming the supine position it returned as loudly as before. The experiment of change of posture was ..."

2. The London Medical Gazette (1834)
"There was apparent difficulty, but no stertor, in the breathing, and she frothed at the mouth. ... stertor ..."

3. A Manual of clinical medicine and physical diagnosis by Thomas Hawkes Tanner (1855)
"stertor, or stertorous breathing, is merely that form of respiration in which each inspiration is attended with deep snoring. ..."

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