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ˈstɜr tər əsster·torous

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. stertorous(adj)

    of breathing having a heavy snoring sound


  1. stertorous(Adjective)

    Sounding like snoring or snorting.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stertorous(adj)

    characterized by a deep snoring, which accompaines inspiration in some diseases, especially apoplexy; hence, hoarsely breathing; snoring

  2. Origin: [L. stertere to snore: cf. F. stertoreux.]


  1. Stertorous

    Stertorous is a medical used word used to express respiration characterized by a heavy snoring or gasping sound, i.e. hoarsely breathing. It occurs in common with mouth breathing due to chronic nasal obstruction. The patient is said to suffer from stertor. Stertorous breathing will be audible in the epileptic patient during the post-ictal phase following a tonic-clonic seizure. It is important to distinguish stertor from stridor.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Stertorous

    stėr′tō-rus, adj. snoring.—adv. Ster′torously.—n. Ster′torousness. [L. stertĕre, to snore.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stertorous in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stertorous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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