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Stertorous Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    stertorous adj : of breathing having a heavy snoring sound
Stertorous Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Stertorous \Ster"to*rous\, a. [L. stertere to snore: cf. F. stertoreux.] Characterized by a deep snoring, which accompaines inspiration in some diseases, especially apoplexy; hence, hoarsely breathing; snoring. Burning, stertorous breath that hurt her cheek. --Mrs. Browning. The day has ebbed away, and it is night in his room, before his stertorous breathing lulls. --Dickens.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on '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.

It is important to distinguish stertor from stridor.

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