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[ral, rahl] /ræl, rɑl/

noun, Pathology.
an abnormal crackling or rattling sound heard upon auscultation of the chest, caused by disease or congestion of the lungs.
(med) an abnormal coarse crackling sound heard on auscultation of the chest, usually caused by the accumulation of fluid in the lungs

rale or râle (räl)
An abnormal or pathological respiratory sound heard on auscultation.


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