rale

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noun \ˈral, ˈräl\

Definition of rale

  1. :  an abnormal sound heard accompanying the normal respiratory sounds on auscultation of the chest

Origin and Etymology of rale

French râle, from râler to make a rattling sound in the throat


First Known Use: 1828


Medical Dictionary

noun \ˈral, ˈräl\

Medical Definition of rale

  1. :  an abnormal sound heard accompanying the normal respiratory sounds on auscultation of the chest—compare rattle 2, rhonchus


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