crepitus

/ (ˈkrɛpɪtəs) /

noun

a crackling chest sound heard in pneumonia and other lung diseases
the grating sound of two ends of a broken bone rubbing together

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Sometimes shortened to: crepitation

Word Origin for crepitus

C19: from Latin, from crepāre to crack, creak
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Medical definitions for crepitus

crepitus
[ krĕpĭ-təs ]

n.

Crepitation.
A noisy discharge of gas from the intestine.
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