crepitant


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crepitant

 [krep´ĭ-tant]
having a dry, crackling sound.

crep·i·tant

(krep'i-tant),
1. Relating to or characterized by crepitation.
2. Denoting a fine bubbling noise (rale) produced by air entering fluid in lung tissue; heard in pneumonia and in certain other conditions.
3. The sensation imparted to the palpating finger by gas or air in the subcutaneous tissues.

crepitant

[krep′itənt]
Etymology: L, crepitans, crackling
pertaining to the feel or sound of crackling or rattling, or of rough surfaces being rubbed together.

crep·i·tant

(krep'i-tănt)
1. Relating to or characterized by crepitation.
2. Denoting a fine bubbling noise (rale) produced by air entering fluid in lung tissue; heard in pneumonia and in certain other conditions.
3. The sensation imparted to the palpating finger by gas or air in the subcutaneous tissues.

crepitant

having a dry, crackling sound.
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