Definition of stridor in English:


Line breaks: stri|dor
Pronunciation: /ˈstrʌɪdə


[mass noun]
  • 1A harsh or grating sound: the engines' stridor increased
  • 1.1 Medicine A harsh vibrating noise when breathing, caused by obstruction of the windpipe or larynx.
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    • 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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