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  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj errhine causing nasal discharge
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Errhine (Med) A medicine designed to be snuffed up the nose, to promote discharges of mucus; a sternutatory.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • errhine In medicine, affecting the nose, or designed to be snuffed into the nose; occasioning discharges from the nose.
    • n errhine A medicine to be snuffed up the nose, to promote discharges of mucus; a sternutatory.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Errhine er′in affecting the nose
    • n Errhine a sternutatory
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. ; in +,, nose: cf. F. errhin,


In literature:

Local stimulants comprise emetics, cathartics, diuretics, diaphoretics, expectorants, sialogogues, errhines, and epispastics.
"Enquire Within Upon Everything" by Anonymous
Errhines are substances which, when applied to the lining membrane of the nostrils, occasion a discharge of mucous fluid.
"Burroughs' Encyclopaedia of Astounding Facts and Useful Information, 1889" by Barkham Burroughs
Could such a discharge be produced by strong errhines, and excite an absorption of the congestion of lymph in the dropsy of the brain?
"Zoonomia, Vol. II" by Erasmus Darwin