Medical Dictionary

1

grunting

noun grunt·ing \ ˈgrən-tiŋ \

medical Definition of grunting

: abnormal respiration in a horse marked by a laryngeal sound emitted when it is struck or moved suddenly — compare roaring

2

grunting

adjective

medical Definition of grunting

: sounding like a grunt : resembling a grunt
  • the breathing is shallow and grunting
  • —Morris Fishbein


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