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crepitation

/ (ˌkrɛpɪˈteɪʃən) /
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noun

the act of crepitating
zoology the sudden expulsion of an acrid fluid by some beetles as a means of self-defence
another name for crepitus

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Medical definitions for crepitation

crepitation
[ krĕp′ĭ-tāshən ]

n.

A rattling or crackling sound like that made by rubbing hair between the fingers close to the ear.
The sensation felt on placing the hand over the seat of a fracture when the broken ends of the bone are moved, or over tissue in which gas gangrene is present.
The noise produced by rubbing bone or irregular cartilage surfaces together, as in arthritis.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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