(Ster`nu*ta"tion) n. [L. sternutatio, fr. sternutare to sneeze, intens. from sternuere.]
The act of sneezing. Quincy.
(Ster*nu"ta*tive) a. Having the quality of provoking to sneeze.
(Ster*nu"ta*to*ry) a. Sternutative. n. A sternutatory substance or medicine.
(Stern"way`) n. (Naut.) The movement of a ship backward, or with her stern foremost.
(Stern"-wheel`) a. Having a paddle wheel at the stern; as, a stern-wheel steamer.
(Stern"-wheel`er) n. A steamboat having a stern wheel instead of side wheels. [Colloq.
(Ster*quil"i*nous) a. [L. sterquilinium a dung pit, fr. stercus dung.] Pertaining to a
dunghill; hence, mean; dirty; paltry. [Obs.] Howell.
(Ster"re) n. A star. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Ster"rink) n. (Zoöl.) The crab-eating seal (Lobodon carcinophaga) of the Antarctic Ocean.
(Ster"ro*met`al) n. [Gr. firm, solid + E. metal.] Any alloy of copper, zinc, tin, and iron, of
which cannon are sometimes made.
(Stert) obs. p. p. of Start. Started. Chaucer.
(Ster"te) obs. p. p. of Start. Chaucer.
(Ster*to"ri*ous) a. Stertorous. [R.]
(Ster"to*rous) a. [L. stertere to snore: cf. F. stertoreux.] Characterized by a deep snoring,
which accompanies 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.
(Sterve) v. t. & i. To die, or cause to die; to perish. See Starve. [Obs.] Chaucer. Spenser.
(Stet) L., subj. 3d pers. sing. of stare to stand, remain. [See Stand.] (Print.) Let it stand; a
word used by proof readers to signify that something once erased, or marked for omission, is to remain.
(Stet), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stetted ; p. pr. & vb. n. Stetting.] (Print.) To cause or direct to remain
after having been marked for omission; to mark with the word stet, or with a series of dots below or
beside the matter; as, the proof reader stetted a deled footnote.
(Steth"al) n. [Stearic + ethal.] (Chem.) One of the higher alcohols of the methane series,
homologous with ethal, and found in small quantities as an ethereal salt of stearic acid in spermaceti.
(Steth"o*graph) n. [Gr. the breast + -graph.] (Physiol.) See Pneumatograph.
(Ste*thom"e*ter) n. [Gr. chest + -meter.] (Physiol.) An apparatus for measuring the external
movements of a given point of the chest wall, during respiration; also called thoracometer.
(Steth"o*scope) n. [Gr. sth^qos the breast + - scope: cf. F. stéthoscope.] (Med.) An
instrument used in auscultation for examining the organs of the chest, as the heart and lungs, by conveying
to the ear of the examiner the sounds produced in the thorax.