errhine

1. adjective /ˈɛɹ.aɪn/
Causing an increase in mucus within the nose, and hence causing one to sneeze.
2. noun /ˈɛɹ.aɪn/
A medicine applied inside the nose to increase the production of mucus, and hence sneezing.

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  • Errhine — Er rhine, n. [Gr. ?; ? in + ?, ?, nose: cf. F. errhin.] (Med.) A medicine designed to be snuffed up the nose, to promote discharges of mucus; a sternutatory. Coxe. a. Causing or increasing secretion of nasal mucus. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • errhine — er·rhine er .īn n STERNUTATOR errhine adj STERNUTATORY * * * er·rhine (erґīn) [Gr. errhinon a medicine that promotes nasal discharge] 1. promoting a nasal discharge. 2. a medicine that promotes nasal discharge or secretion …   Medical dictionary

  • errhine — /er uyn, er in/, Med. adj. 1. designed to be snuffed into the nose. 2. occasioning discharges from the nose. n. 3. a medicine to be snuffed up the nostrils to promote sneezing and increased discharges. [1595 1605; < NL errhinum < Gk érrinon] * *… …   Universalium

  • errhine — adj. meant to be inhaled through the nose; causing nasal discharge n. medication which is inhaled through the nose …   English contemporary dictionary

  • errhine — n. Sternutatory …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • errhine — er·rhine …   English syllables

  • errhine — /ˈɛraɪn/ (say eruyn), / ɪn/ (say in) adjective 1. designed to be snuffed into the nose. 2. occasioning discharges from the nose. –noun 3. a medicine to be snuffed up the nostrils to promote sneezing and increased discharges. {New Latin errhīnum,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • errhine —   a.,n. (substance) causing sneezing …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • errhine — adjective causing nasal discharge • Similar to: ↑causative …   Useful english dictionary

  • Nasal — Na sal, n. 1. An elementary sound which is uttered through the nose, or through both the nose and the mouth simultaneously. [1913 Webster] 2. (Med.) A medicine that operates through the nose; an errhine. [Archaic] [1913 Webster] 3. (Anc. Armor)… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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