1.1 Medicine A harsh vibrating noise when breathing, caused by obstruction of the windpipe or larynx.
More example sentences
- In the emergency room she had labored breathing and stridor.
- On physical examination, the patient had no stridor, respiratory distress, or cervical lymphadenopathy.
- On examination, she was noted to be sitting upright and breathing without tachypnea, retractions or stridor.
mid 17th century: from Latin, from stridere 'to creak'.
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