crepitant rale

n.

A fine bubbling or crackling sound heard on auscultation, produced by the presence of a very thin secretion in the smaller bronchial tubes.

Nearby words

  1. crepe rubber,
  2. crepehanger,
  3. creperie,
  4. crepey,
  5. crepitant,
  6. crepitate,
  7. crepitation,
  8. crepitus,
  9. crepon,
  10. creps


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