rhonchus

noun rhon·chus \ ˈräŋ-kəs \

Definition of rhonchus

plural rhonchi play \ˈräŋ-ˌkī\
: a whistling or snoring sound heard on auscultation of the chest when the air channels are partly obstructed

Origin and Etymology of rhonchus

Late Greek, from rhenchein to snore, wheeze; probably akin to Old Irish sreinnid he snores


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rhonchus

noun rhon·chus \ ˈräŋ-kəs \

medical Definition of rhonchus

plural rhonchi play \ˈräŋ-ˌkī\
: a whistling or snoring sound heard on auscultation of the chest when the air channels are partly obstructed — compare rale, rattle 2

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