Definition of rale
: an abnormal sound heard accompanying the normal respiratory sounds on auscultation of the chest
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For my preceptor, similarly, those wet rales were as recognizable as a familiar jingle.
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Origin and Etymology of rale
French râle, from râler to make a rattling sound in the throat
First Known Use: 1828See Words from the same year
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