- a crackling chest sound heard in pneumonia and other lung diseases
- the grating sound of two ends of a broken bone rubbing together
Word Origin for crepitus
Examples from the Web for crepitus
Historical Examples of crepitus
Pain and crepitus may be elicited on making this examination.
Pain, crepitus, and the other signs of fracture are present.
When a bone is merely bent there is, of course, no crepitus.
The parts can not be moved one upon another so that crepitus is noticeable.Special Report on Diseases of Cattle
U.S. Department of Agriculture
No displacement upwards of the femur resulted; but external rotation was accompanied by crepitus.Surgical Experiences in South Africa, 1899-1900
George Henry Makins
c.1810, from Latin crepitus "a rattling, creaking;" another word for crepitation, which is from the same root.
- A noisy discharge of gas from the intestine.