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crepitation

Syllabification: crep·i·ta·tion
Pronunciation: /ˌkrepəˈtāSHən
 
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Definition of crepitation in English:

noun

1A crackling or rattling sound: pistollike crepitations
More example sentences
  • The thump of a stapler, the snick of a ballpoint, the rattle of paper, the bass crepitation of the mail cart against the carpet.
1.1 Medicine A crackling sound made in breathing by a person with an inflamed lung, detected using a stethoscope.
Example sentences
  • All physicians had some experience in paediatrics and were retrained in the recognition of crepitations, bronchial breathing, and wheezing by a senior paediatrician every three months.
  • On physical examination, crepitations were the main auscultatory findings, followed by rhonchi and wheezing.
  • The results of physical examination were significant for bilateral basal diffuse rhonchi and crepitation.
1.2 Entomology The explosive ejection of irritant fluid from the abdomen of a bombardier beetle.

Origin

mid 17th century: from French crépitation or Latin crepitatio(n-), from the verb crepitare (see crepitate).

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