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").