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Pronunciation: snor


  1. A rough, rattling, inspiratory noise produced by vibration of the pendulous palate, or sometimes of the vocal folds, during sleep or coma.
  2. To breathe noisily, or with a snore.

[A.S. snora]

See Also: stertor, rhonchus

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