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stri·dor

 (strī′dər, -dôr′)
n.
1. A harsh, shrill, grating, or creaking sound.
2. Medicine A harsh, high-pitched sound in inhalation or exhalation.

[Latin strīdor, from strīdēre, to make harsh sounds, ultimately of imitative origin.]

stridor

(ˈstraɪdɔː)
n
1. (Pathology) pathol a high-pitched whistling sound made during respiration, caused by obstruction of the air passages
2. chiefly literary a harsh or shrill sound
[C17: from Latin; see strident]

stri•dor

(ˈstraɪ dər)

n.
1. a harsh, grating, or creaking sound.
2. a harsh respiratory sound due to obstruction of the breathing passages.
[1625–35; < Latin strīdor=strīd(ēre) (see strident) + -or -or1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stridor - a whistling sound when breathing (usually heard on inspiration); indicates obstruction of the trachea or larynx
symptom - (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease
Translations
stridor

stri·dor

n. estridor, ruido sordo respiratorio.
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He had a husky voice and sore throat symptoms, but no dyspnea or stridor.
Some children will develop a croaky voice and a symptom doctors refer to as stridor, which results in a grunting sound when a child breathes in.
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Physical exam at our hospital revealed biphasic stridor, wheezing in the left lung fields, and transmitted upper airway sounds on the right side with dullness to percussion.