a crackling chest sound heard in pneumonia and other lung diseases
the grating sound of two ends of a broken bone rubbing together
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)
[krey-pon] /ˈkreɪ pɒn/ noun 1. a heavyweight crepe fabric.
/krɛps/ plural noun 1. an informal name for training shoes
[krept] /krɛpt/ verb 1. simple past tense and past participle of . [kreep] /krip/ verb (used without object), crept, creeping. 1. to move slowly with the body close to the ground, as a reptile or an insect, or a person on hands and knees. 2. to approach slowly, imperceptibly, or stealthily (often followed by up): […]
[kri-puhs-kyuh-ler] /krɪˈpʌs kyə lər/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or resembling twilight; dim; indistinct. 2. Zoology. appearing or active in the twilight, as certain bats and insects. /krɪˈpʌskjʊlə/ adjective 1. of or like twilight; dim 2. (of certain insects, birds, and other animals) active at twilight or just before dawn adjective appearing or active at […]