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crepitation

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noun crep·i·ta·tion \ˌkrep-ə-ˈtā-shən\

Medical Definition of crepitation

  1. :  a grating or crackling sound or sensation (as that produced by the fractured ends of a bone moving against each other or as that in tissues affected with gas gangrene) <crepitation in the arthritic knee>




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