A noisy inspiration occurring in coma or deep sleep, sometimes due to obstruction of the larynx or upper airways. [L. sterto, to snore]
- hen-cluck s. a breath sound like the clucking of a hen, sometimes heard in cases of retropharyngeal abscess.

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ster·tor 'stərt-ər, 'stər-.tȯ(ə)r n the act or fact of snoring: stertorous breathing

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a snoring type of noisy breathing heard in deeply unconscious patients.

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ster·tor (sturґtor) [L.] snore (def. 1).

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