crepitus c.1810, from L. crepitus "a rattling, creaking;" another word for CREPITATION (Cf. crepitation), which is from the same root.

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  • Crepitus — A clinical sign in medicine characterized by a peculiar crackling, crinkly, or grating feeling or sound under the skin, around the lungs, or in the joints. Crepitus in soft tissues is often due to gas, most often air, that has penetrated and… …   Medical dictionary

  • crepitus — n. 1) a crackling sound or grating feeling produced by bone rubbing on bone or roughened cartilage, detected on movement of an arthritic joint. Crepitus in the knee joint is a common sign of chondromalacia patellae in the young and osteoarthritis …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • crepitus — noun a medical term to describe the grating, crackling or popping sounds and sensations experienced under the skin and joints …   Wiktionary

  • crepitus — [ krɛpɪtəs] noun Medicine a grating sound or sensation produced by friction between bone and cartilage or the fractured parts of a bone. ↘the production of rattling sounds in the lungs. Origin C19: from L., from crepare rattle …   English new terms dictionary

  • crepitus — crep·i·tus …   English syllables

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