stridor

noun stri·dor \ ˈstrī-dər , -ˌdȯr \

Definition of stridor

1 : a harsh, shrill, or creaking noise
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


Medical Dictionary

stridor

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

medical Definition of stridor

: a harsh vibrating sound heard during respiration in cases of obstruction of the air passages
  • laryngeal stridor

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