rhonchus


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rhon·chus

 (rŏng′kəs)
n. pl. rhon·chi (-kī)
A coarse rattling sound somewhat like snoring, usually caused by secretion in a bronchial tube.

[Latin, a snoring, from Greek *rhonkhos, variant of rhenkos, rhenkhos, from rhenkein, to snore.]

rhon′chal (-kəl), rhon′chi·al (-kē-əl) adj.

rhonchus

(ˈrɒŋkəs) or

rhoncus

n, pl -chi (-kaɪ)
(Pathology) a rattling or whistling respiratory sound resembling snoring, caused by secretions in the trachea or bronchi
[C19: from Latin, from Greek rhenkhos snoring]
ˈrhonchal, ˈrhonchial adj

rhon•chus

(ˈrɒŋ kəs)

n., pl. -chi (-kaɪ)
an abnormal wheezing or snoring sound made while breathing.
[1820–30; < Latin: a snoring, croaking < Late Greek rhónchos, variant of Greek rhénchos]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rhonchus - a sound like whistling or snoring that is heard with a stethoscope during expiration as air passes through obstructed channels
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"
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6% of cases had at least one of the findings of expiratory rhonchus with physical examination on admission, and prolonged expirium.
Physical examination revealed sibilant wheezing rhonchus in the left chest on auscultation.
On examination, the infant was found to be well with bilateral sibilan rhonchus and a unilateral right dilated pupil, which did not react to light (Figure 1).