n. Med. or joc. a sneeze or attack of sneezing.
Etymology: L sternutatio f. sternutare frequent. of sternuere sneeze

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  • sternutation — [ stɛrnytasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • XVIe; sternutacion 1360; lat. sternutatio, de sternutare, de sternuare → éternuer ♦ Didact. Fait d éternuer; éternuements répétés. ● sternutation nom féminin (latin sternutare, éternuer) Action d éternuer, éternuement.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Sternutation — Ster nu*ta tion, n. [L. sternutatio, fr. sternutare to sneeze, intens. from sternuere.] The act of sneezing. Quincy. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sternutation — (lat.), das Niesen; sternutatīv, niesenerregend; Sternutatorĭum, Niesemittel …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • sternutation — [stʉr΄nyo͞o tā′shən] n. [L sternutatio < sternutare, freq. of sternuere, to sneeze < IE echoic base * pster , to sneeze > Gr ptarnysthai] a sneeze or the act of sneezing …   English World dictionary

  • Sternutation — Sneezing. When we sneeze, air is expelled with force from the nose (and from the mouth, if it is open) due to a spasmodic contraction of the chest muscles and diaphragm. A sneeze is often triggered by irritation of the mucous membrane of the nose …   Medical dictionary

  • sternutation — noun Etymology: Middle English sternutacion, from Latin sternutation , sternutatio, from sternutare to sneeze, frequentative of sternuere to sneeze; akin to Greek ptarnysthai to sneeze Date: 15th century the act, fact, or noise of sneezing …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Sternutation — Éternuement Le petit Sammy éternue (1904 à 1906) de Winsor McCay (1871 1934). L éternuement est une expiration brusque et bruyante, semi autonome ou involontaire (réflexe au niveau cortical) par le nez et la bouche provoqué par un mouvement sub …   Wikipédia en Français

  • sternutation — /sterr nyeuh tay sheuhn/, n. the act of sneezing. [1535 45; < L sternutation (s. of sternutatio), equiv. to sternutat(us) (ptp. of sternutare, freq. of sternuere to sneeze) + ion ION] * * * …   Universalium

  • sternutation — noun a sneeze; sneezing, especially as a symptom Syn: sneeze, ptarmus …   Wiktionary

  • Sternutation — Nysen …   Danske encyklopædi

  • sternutation — n. act of sneezing …   English contemporary dictionary

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