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stridor

[ strahy-der ]
/ ˈstraɪ dər /
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noun
a harsh, grating, or creaking sound.
Pathology. a harsh respiratory sound due to any of various forms of obstruction of the breathing passages.
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Origin of stridor

1625–35; <Latin strīdor, equivalent to strīd(ēre) (see strident) + -or-or1
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British Dictionary definitions for stridor

stridor
/ (ˈstraɪdɔː) /

noun
pathol a high-pitched whistling sound made during respiration, caused by obstruction of the air passages
mainly literary a harsh or shrill sound

Word Origin for stridor

C17: from Latin; see strident
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