crepitant rale n.
A fine bubbling or crackling sound heard on auscultation, produced by the presence of a very thin secretion in the smaller bronchial tubes.
[krep-i-teyt] /ˈkrɛp ɪˌteɪt/ verb (used without object), crepitated, crepitating. 1. to make a crackling sound; crackle. /ˈkrɛpɪˌteɪt/ verb 1. (intransitive) to make a rattling or crackling sound; rattle or crackle crepitate crep·i·tate (krěp’ĭ-tāt’) v. crep·i·tat·ed, crep·i·tat·ing, crep·i·tates To make a crackling or popping sound; crackle.
[krep-i-teyt] /ˈkrɛp ɪˌteɪt/ verb (used without object), crepitated, crepitating. 1. to make a crackling sound; crackle. /ˌkrɛpɪˈteɪʃən/ noun 1. the act of crepitating 2. (zoology) the sudden expulsion of an acrid fluid by some beetles as a means of self-defence 3. another name for crepitus /ˈkrɛpɪˌteɪt/ verb 1. (intransitive) to make a rattling or crackling […]
/ˈkrɛpɪtəs/ noun 1. a crackling chest sound heard in pneumonia and other lung diseases 2. the grating sound of two ends of a broken bone rubbing together n. c.1810, from Latin crepitus “a rattling, creaking;” another word for crepitation, which is from the same root. crepitus crep·i·tus (krěp’ĭ-təs) n.
[krey-pon] /ˈkreɪ pɒn/ noun 1. a heavyweight crepe fabric.