Medical Dictionary

rattle

noun rat·tle \ˈrat-əl\

Medical Definition of RATTLE

1
:  the sound-producing organ on a rattlesnake's tail
2
:  a throat noise caused by air passing through mucus; specifically :  death rattle—compare rale, rhonchus

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