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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An adventitious sound, usually of morbid origin, accompanying the normal respiratory sounds. See rhonchus.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In pathology, an abnormal sound heard on auscultation of the lungs, additional to and not merely a modification of the normal respiratory murmur.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a rapid series of short loud sounds (as might be heard with a stethoscope in some types of respiratory disorders)

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