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stridulous

[strij-uh-luh s] /ˈstrɪdʒ ə ləs/
adjective
1.
Also, stridulant. making or having a harsh or grating sound.
2.
Pathology. pertaining to or characterized by stridor.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; < Latin strīdulus, equivalent to strīd- (see strident) + -ulus -ulous
Related forms
stridulously, adverb
stridulousness, noun
unstridulous, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for stridulant

stridulous

/ˈstrɪdjʊləs/
adjective
1.
making a harsh, shrill, or grating noise
2.
(pathol) of, relating to, or characterized by stridor
Derived Forms
stridulously, stridulantly, adverb
stridulousness, stridulance, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Latin strīdulus, from strīdēre to make a harsh noise. See strident
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Word Origin and History for stridulant

stridulous

adj.

1610s, from Latin stridulus "giving a shrill sound, creaking," from stridere "to utter an inarticulate sound, grate, creak" (see strident). Stridulation is first recorded 1838.

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stridulant in Medicine

stridulous strid·u·lous (strĭj'ə-ləs)
adj.

  1. Characterized by or making a shrill grating sound or noise.

  2. Relating to or characterized by stridor.

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