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noun, Pathology.
a heavy snoring sound accompanying respiration in certain diseases.
laborious or noisy breathing caused by obstructed air passages

stertor ster·tor (stûr’tər)
A heavy snoring inspiratory sound occurring in coma or deep sleep, sometimes due to obstruction of the larynx or upper airways.
ster’to·rous adj.
ster’to·rous·ly adv.


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