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sibilant

 [sib´ĭ-lant]
shrill, whistling, or hissing.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

sib·i·lant

(sib'i-lănt),
Hissing or whistling in character; denoting a form of rhonchus.
[L. sibilans (-ant-), pres. p. of sibilo, to hiss]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

sibilant

adjective Whistling, hissing.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

sibilant

Physical exam adjective Whistling, hissing
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

sib·i·lant

(sib'i-lănt)
Hissing or whistling in character; denoting a form of rhonchus.
[L. sibilans (-ant-), pres. p. of sibilo, to hiss]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

sibilant

1. Hissing.
2. A speech sound, such as ‘s’, ‘sh’ or ‘z’.
3. A sibilant consonant.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

sib·i·lant

(sib'i-lănt)
Hissing or whistling in character; denoting a form of rhonchus.
[L. sibilans (-ant-), pres. p. of sibilo, to hiss]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012