Crepitus



/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.

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