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Meaning of RHONCHUS

Pronunciation:  'rângkus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a sound like whistling or snoring that is heard with a stethoscope during expiration as air passes through obstructed channels
 

RHONCHUS is a 8 letter word that starts with R.

 

 See Also: noise

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Rhon"chus\, n.; pl. {Rhonchi}. [L., a snoring, a
croaking.] (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 rhonchus is used as
equivalent to r[^a]le in its widest sense. See {R[^a]le}.

 

 

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