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crepitus

/ˈkrɛpɪtəs/
noun
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
Sometimes shortened to crepitation
Word Origin
C19: from Latin, from crepāre to crack, creak
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n.

c.1810, from Latin crepitus "a rattling, creaking;" another word for crepitation, which is from the same root.

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crepitus in Medicine

crepitus crep·i·tus (krěp'ĭ-təs)
n.

  1. Crepitation.

  2. A noisy discharge of gas from the intestine.

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