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crepitant

 [krep´ĭ-tant]
having a dry, crackling sound.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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Physical examination revealed no pathology except for crepitant rales in the right side.
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My total time is taken up hunting rales, rales dry or moist, sibilant [hissing] or crepitant [crackling] or any other of the hundred things that one may find in the chest, they all mean but one thing here-- pneumonia--and that means in about all cases death.
Widespread crepitant rales were heard over both lungs.
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