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rhonchus

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noun rhon·chus \ˈräŋ-kəs\

Definition of rhonchus

plural

rhonchi

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



Origin and Etymology of rhonchus

Late Greek, from rhenchein to snore, wheeze; probably akin to Old Irish sreinnid he snores


First Known Use: 1829

Rhymes with rhonchus


Medical Dictionary

rhonchus

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noun rhon·chus \ˈräŋ-kəs\

Medical Definition of rhonchus

plural

rhonchi

\ˈräŋ-ˌkī\play
  1. :  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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