Definition of Stertorous

1. Adjective. Of breathing having a heavy snoring sound.

Similar to: Noisy
Derivative terms: Stertor



Definition of Stertorous

1. a. Characterized by a deep snoring, which accompanies inspiration in some diseases, especially apoplexy; hence, hoarsely breathing; snoring.

Definition of Stertorous

1. Adjective. Sounding like snoring or snorting. ¹

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Definition of Stertorous

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Stertorous

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

Literary usage of Stertorous

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1. The Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica: A Record of the Positive Effects of by Timothy Field Allen (1878)
"stertorous breathing; occasionally there was such an impediment in the ... Respiration stertorous, with a mucous rattle from the throat (after six hours and ..."

2. The Retrospect of Medicine by William Braithwaite (1882)
"stertorous BREATHING IN APOPLEXY, AND THE MANAGEMENT OF THE APOPLECTIC STATE. ... In the investigation of the causes of stertorous breathing in apoplexy, ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"Respiration is slow, sometimes stertorous or groaning, and the temperature is low or subnormal. If not treated the animal die« in two or three days from ..."

4. Caloric: Its Mechanical, Chemical, and Vital Agencies in the Phenomena of Nature by Samuel Lytler Metcalfe (1843)
"The breathing is slow and stertorous, the surface and extremities cold, the pulse feeble, with prostration of strength, loss of appetite, nausea, ..."

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