rales

rale

[ral, rahl]
noun Pathology.
an abnormal crackling or rattling sound heard upon auscultation of the chest, caused by disease or congestion of the lungs.

Origin:
1820–30; < French râle, derivative of râler to make a rattling sound in the throat; cf. rail3

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rale or râle (rɑːl)
 
n
med an abnormal coarse crackling sound heard on auscultation of the chest, usually caused by the accumulation of fluid in the lungs
 
[C19: from French râle, from râler to breathe with a rattling sound; compare rail³]
 
râle or râle
 
n
 
[C19: from French râle, from râler to breathe with a rattling sound; compare rail³]

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rale or râle (räl)
n.
An abnormal or pathological respiratory sound heard on auscultation.

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