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snap

 [snap]
a short, sharp sound.
opening snap a short, sharp, high-pitched click occurring in early diastole and caused by opening of the mitral cusps, a characteristic sound in mitral stenosis.

snap

(snap),
A click; a short sharp sound; said especially of cardiac sounds.

snap

(snap) a short, sharp sound.
opening snap  a short, sharp sound in early diastole caused by abrupt halting at its maximal opening of an abnormal atrioventricular valve.

snap

Cardiology noun A click or other sharp sound corresponding to an abnormal mitral valve opening–opening snap, or closing–closing snap Psychiatry verb To suffer abrupt decompensation in social or interpersonal coping mechanisms. See Postal worker syndrome.

snap

(snap)
A click; a short, sharp sound; said especially of cardiac sounds.

SNAP

Abbrev. for SCORE FOR NEONATAL ACUTE PHYSIOLOGY.

snap

a short, sharp sound.

snap joint
capable of moving abruptly from a stable, in the sense of having great stability than the sense of its domicile, to a more mobile position, e.g. the equine elbow joint.
opening snap
a short, sharp, high-pitched click occurring in early diastole caused by opening of the mitral cusps, a characteristic sound in mitral stenosis.
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When you snap at them, they probably withdraw or snap back.
The drive can twist and snap back when the heads stop, knocking the heads off track and requiring a second seek for head positioning, thereby reducing the performance of the drive.
I pressed my behind against the corner of a wall with my pants at half-mast, twisted my position to smear the cheek to one side as much as possible, and quickly stuck it before my flesh could change its mind and snap back out of sight.
Just because the oil prices are low in April, doesn't mean they won't snap back.
The plane's wheels did not snap back into the wheel well because a bird probably hit a pipe, causing an oil leak and a drop in oil pressure, the officials said.
During July, employment remained strong, along with the other labor force indicators, suggesting a probable economic snap back in August.