rhonchus

[rong-kuhs]
noun, plural rhonchi [rong-kahy] .
a wheezing or snoring sound heard upon auscultation of the chest, caused by an accumulation of mucus or other material.

Origin:
1820–30; < Latin: a snoring, croaking < Late Greek rhónchos, variant of Greek rhénchos

rhonchial [rong-kee-uhl] , rhonchal [rong-kuhl] , adjective
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rhonchus (ˈrɒŋkəs)
 
n , pl -chi
a rattling or whistling respiratory sound resembling snoring, caused by secretions in the trachea or bronchi
 
[C19: from Latin, from Greek rhenkhos snoring]
 
'rhonchal
 
adj
 
'rhonchial
 
adj

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rhonchus rhon·chus (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) adj.
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Rhonchi, abnormal rumblings indicating that there is sputum in the large airways.
Auscultation of the lungs reveals mild and diffuse expiratory wheezing with occasional rhonchi.
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