friction sound

n.

The sound heard on auscultation caused by the rubbing together of two opposing serous surfaces that are roughened by an inflammatory exudate.friction rub

Nearby words

  1. friction head,
  2. friction match,
  3. friction pile,
  4. friction rub,
  5. friction saw,
  6. friction tape,
  7. friction welding,
  8. frictional,
  9. frictional soil,
  10. frictional unemployment


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