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crepitant

Pronunciation: krep'i-tant

Definition:

  1. Relating to or characterized by crepitation.
  2. Denoting a fine bubbling noise (rale) produced by air entering fluid in lung tissue; heard in pneumonia and in certain other conditions.
  3. The sensation imparted to the palpating finger by gas or air in the subcutaneous tissues.
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