crepitus

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crepitus (ˈkrɛpɪtəs)
 
n
1.  a crackling chest sound heard in pneumonia and other lung diseases
2.  the grating sound of two ends of a broken bone rubbing together
 
[C19: from Latin, from crepāre to crack, creak]

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crepitus
c.1810, from L. crepitus; another word for crepitation (q.v.).
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Medical Dictionary

crepitus crep·i·tus (krěp'ĭ-təs)
n.

  1. Crepitation.

  2. A noisy discharge of gas from the intestine.

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