stridor


stri·dor

noun \ˈstrī-dər, -ˌdr\

Definition of STRIDOR

1
:  a harsh, shrill, or creaking noise
2
:  a harsh vibrating sound heard during respiration in cases of obstruction of the air passages

Origin of STRIDOR

Latin, from stridere, stridēre
First Known Use: 1632

stri·dor

noun \ˈstrīd-ər, ˈstrī-ˌd(ə)r\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of STRIDOR

: a harsh vibrating sound heard during respiration in cases of obstruction of the air passages <laryngeal stridor>

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