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stridulous

[ strij-uh-luhs ]
/ ˈstrɪdʒ ə ləs /
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adjective
Also strid·u·lant. making or having a harsh or grating sound.
Pathology. pertaining to or characterized by stridor.
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Origin of stridulous

1605–15; <Latin strīdulus, equivalent to strīd- (see strident) + -ulus-ulous

OTHER WORDS FROM stridulous

strid·u·lous·ly, adverbstrid·u·lous·ness, nounun·strid·u·lous, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for stridulous

stridulous

stridulant

/ (ˈstrɪdjʊləs) /

adjective
making a harsh, shrill, or grating noise
pathol of, relating to, or characterized by stridor

Derived forms of stridulous

stridulously or stridulantly, adverbstridulousness or stridulance, noun

Word Origin for stridulous

C17: from Latin strīdulus, from strīdēre to make a harsh noise. See strident
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Medical definitions for stridulous

stridulous
[ strĭjə-ləs ]

adj.
Characterized by or making a shrill grating sound or noise.
Relating to or characterized by stridor.
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