from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A coarse rattling sound somewhat like snoring, usually caused by secretion in a bronchial tube.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A râle, usually a bronchial or cavernous râle.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Med.) An adventitious whistling or snoring sound heard on auscultation of the chest when the air channels are partially obstructed. By some writers the term
rhonchusis used as equivalent to râlein its widest sense. See râle.
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- noun medicine A dry
rattling soundheard during breathing, due to deposits in the bronchialtubes.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a sound like whistling or snoring that is heard with a stethoscope during expiration as air passes through obstructed channels
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[Latin, a snoring, from Greek *rhonkhos, variant of rhenkos, rhenkhos, from rhenkein, to snore.]
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From Latin rhonchus, from an unattested variant of Ancient Greek ῥέγχος (rhenkhos, "snoring").
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