a rattling sound, somewhat like snoring heard on auscultation of the chest when there is a partial bronchial obstruction; dry rale
Origin of rhonchusL, a snoring from Classical Greek rhonchos, variant, variety of renchos from Indo-European base an unverified form srenk-, to snore from source Old Irish srennim, (I) snore
A coarse rattling sound somewhat like snoring, usually caused by secretion in a bronchial tube.
Origin of rhonchusLatin a snoring from Greek rhonkhos variant of rhenkos, rhenkhos from rhenkein to snore
- rhon′chal rhon′chi·al
From Latin rhonchus, from an unattested variant of Ancient Greek á¿¥ÎÎ³Ï‡Î¿Ï‚ (rhenkhos, “snoring").