from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Promoting or inducing nasal discharge.
- n. A medication that promotes or induces such discharge.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Causing an increase in mucus within the nose, and hence causing one to sneeze.
- n. A medicine applied inside the nose to increase the production of mucus, and hence sneezing.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A medicine designed to be snuffed up the nose, to promote discharges of mucus; a sternutatory.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In medicine, affecting the nose, or designed to be snuffed into the nose; occasioning discharges from the nose.
- n. A medicine to be snuffed up the nose, to promote discharges of mucus; a sternutatory.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. causing nasal discharge
New Latin errhīnum, an errhine medicine, from Greek errīnon : en-, in; see en-2 + rhīs, rhīn-, nose.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin errhīnum, from Ancient Greek ἔρρῖνον, from ἐν ("in") + ῥίν ("nostril"). (Wiktionary)