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rhonchus

 [rong´kus] (pl. rhon´chi) (L.)
a continuous sound consisting of a dry whistlelike noise with a lower pitch than that of a wheeze, produced in the throat or bronchial tube due to a partial obstruction.
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rhon·chus

, sonorous rhonchussibilant rhonchus, pl.

rhon·chi

(rong'kŭs, -kī),
An added sound with a musical pitch occurring during inspiration or expiration, heard on auscultation of the chest and caused by air passing through bronchi that are narrowed by inflammation, spasm of smooth muscle, or presence of mucus in the lumen; if low-pitched, it is called sonorous rhonchus; if high-pitched, with a whistling or squeaky quality, sibilant rhonchus
[L. fr. G. rhenchos, a snoring]
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rhonchus

(rŏng′kəs)
n. pl. rhon·chi (-kī)
A coarse rattling sound somewhat like snoring, usually caused by secretion in a bronchial tube.

rhon′chal (-kəl), rhon′chi·al (-kē-əl) adj.
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rhonchus

Sonorous rhonchus Pulmonary medicine A type of continuous–> 250 msec, high-pitched, hissing lung sound, with a frequency of ≥ 400 Hz. Cf Wheeze.
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rhon·chus

, sonorous rhonchus , sibilant rhonchus, pl. rhonchi (rong'kŭs, sonŏr-ŭs, sibi-lănt, rongkī)
An added sound with a musical pitch occurring during inspiration or expiration, heard on auscultation of the chest, and caused by air passing through bronchi that are narrowed by inflammation, spasm of smooth muscle, or presence of mucus in the lumen; if low-pitched, it is called sonorous rhonchus; if high-pitched, with a whistling or squeaky quality, sibilant rhonchus.
[L. fr. G. rhenchos, a snoring]
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rhon·chus

, sonorous rhonchus , sibilant rhonchus, pl. rhonchi (rong'kŭs, sonŏr-ŭs, sibi-lănt, rongkī)
Added sound with musical pitch occurring during inspiration or expiration, heard on chest auscultation and caused by air passing through bronchi narrowed by inflammation, spasm of smooth muscle, or presence of mucus in lumen.
[L. fr. G. rhenchos, a snoring]
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