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rhonchus

noun rhon·chus \ˈräŋ-kəs\
plural rhon·chi \ˈräŋ-ˌkī\

Definition of RHONCHUS

:  a whistling or snoring sound heard on auscultation of the chest when the air channels are partly obstructed

Origin of RHONCHUS

Late Greek, from rhenchein to snore, wheeze; probably akin to Old Irish sreinnid he snores
First Known Use: 1829

Rhymes with RHONCHUS

rhonchus

noun rhon·chus \ˈräŋ-kəs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural rhon·chi \ˈräŋ-ˌkī\

Medical Definition of RHONCHUS

:  a whistling or snoring sound heard on auscultation of the chest when the air channels are partly obstructed—compare rale, rattle 2

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