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noun, plural rhonchi
[rong-kahy] /ˈrɒŋ kaɪ/ (Show IPA)
a wheezing or snoring sound heard upon auscultation of the chest, caused by an accumulation of mucus or other material.
noun (pl) -chi (-kaɪ)
a rattling or whistling respiratory sound resembling snoring, caused by secretions in the trachea or bronchi

rhonchus rhon·chus (rŏng’kəs)
n. pl. rhon·chi (-kī)
A coarse rattling sound somewhat like snoring, usually caused by secretion in a bronchial tube.
rhon’chal (-kəl) adj.


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