AskDefine | Define stertorous

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stertorous adj : of breathing having a heavy snoring sound

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Adjective

  1. Sounding like snoring.

Extensive Definition

Medically used word expresses 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 called (stertor)

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