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Related to crepitation: osteorrhaphy, paradoxical motion


intr.v. crep·i·tat·ed, crep·i·tat·ing, crep·i·tates
To make a crackling or popping sound; crackle.

[Latin crepitāre, crepitāt-, to crackle, frequentative of crepāre, to creak.]

crep′i·tant (-tənt) adj.
crep′i·ta′tion n.


1. (Zoology) the act of crepitating
2. (Zoology) zoology the sudden expulsion of an acrid fluid by some beetles as a means of self-defence
3. (Pathology) another name for crepitus


, crepitate, crepitant - Crepitation is the sounds of Rice Krispies cereal (snap, crackle, pop); crepitate or crepitant is "making a crackling sound."
See also related terms for snap.


a crackling sound.
See also: Sound
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.crepitation - the sharp sound of snapping noises
decrepitation - the crackling or breaking up of certain crystals when they are heated
noise - sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound); "he enjoyed the street noises"; "they heard indistinct noises of people talking"; "during the firework display that ended the gala the noise reached 98 decibels"


n. crepitación, chasquido, crujido;
pleural ______ pleural.
References in classic literature ?
Two or three students listened again to recognise the murmur or the crepitation which the physician described, and then the man was told to put on his clothes.
Chest examination showed bilateral equal air entry with mild crepitation.
Physical examination revealed severe restriction of range of motion in hip joints, crepitation in knee joints, hyperextension position of the first metacarpophalangeal joint, and deviation of the thumbs.
Bohadma (1988) found that most common physical finding in chronic bronchitis is the presence of rhonchi, mostly expiratory, but sometimes inspiratory as well and there may be crepitation especially at bases in presence of acute exacerbation.
Palpation was performed for crepitation and tenderness over greater tuberosity, bicipital groove, acromioclavicular junction, trapezius muscle, cervical spinous processes and paraspinal muscles.
Presence of crepitation, radiologic findings, swelling, deviation of nasal axis, septal hematoma/fracture, and cause of trauma are all documented.
After 2 days, patient's crepitation on the neck was disappeared.
There was no evidence of crepitation at the affected sites.
The respiratory system examination showed diffuse crepitation on the left and amphoric breathing over the right lower lobe.
These microorganisms produce hydrogen and nitrogen that accumulate in tissues causing crepitation.