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.
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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
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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]
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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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