stridor

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noun stri·dor \ˈstrī-dər, -ˌdȯr\

Definition of stridor

  1. 1 :  a harsh, shrill, or creaking noise

  2. 2 :  a harsh vibrating sound heard during respiration in cases of obstruction of the air passages

Origin and Etymology of stridor

Latin, from stridere, stridēre


First Known Use: 1632


Medical Dictionary

stridor

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noun stri·dor \ˈstrīd-ər, ˈstrī-ˌdȯ(ə)r\

Medical Definition of stridor

  1. :  a harsh vibrating sound heard during respiration in cases of obstruction of the air passages <laryngeal stridor>


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