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stri·dent

(strī'dĕnt),
Creaking; grating; harsh-sounding; denoting an auscultatory sound or rale.
[L. stridens, pres. p. of strideo, to creak]

stri·dent

(strī'dĕnt)
Creaking; grating; harsh-sounding; denoting an auscultatory sound or rale.
[L. stridens, pres. p. of strideo, to creak]
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