Definition of Crepitation

1. Noun. The sharp sound of snapping noises.

Exact synonyms: Crackle, Crackling
Specialized synonyms: Decrepitation
Generic synonyms: Noise
Derivative terms: Crackle, Crackle, Crepitate



Definition of Crepitation

1. n. The act of crepitating or crackling.

Definition of Crepitation

1. Noun. The act of crepitating or crackling. ¹

2. Noun. A grating or crackling sensation or sound, as that produced by rubbing two fragments of a broken bone together, or by pressing upon cellular tissue containing air. ¹

3. Noun. A crepitant rale. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Crepitation

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Crepitation

1. The spongy quality one appreciates on palpation (feeling with the open hand) of a fracture site (broken bones). This physical finding can be a clue that a fracture exists. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Crepitation

creperie
creperies
crepes
crepey
crepidoma
crepidomas
crepier
crepiest
creping
crepitant
crepitant rale
crepitate
crepitated
crepitates
crepitating
crepitation (current term)
crepitation rale
crepitations
crepitous
crepitus
creplach
crepon
crepons
crept
crepuscle
crepuscles
crepuscular
crepuscular ray
crepuscular rays
crepuscularities

Literary usage of Crepitation

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1. The London Medical Gazette (1841)
"In the smaller air-tubes we have, in the вате way, small crepitation. ... If there be merely large crepitation, without any other morbid sound, ..."

2. The London Medical Recorder (1850)
"On the 2d May the supra-spinous fossa of the right side was found duller than the left, and the respiration bronchial, with slight crepitation heard at the ..."

3. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1885)
"... infra-scapular pleuritic rales without marked dulness, while at apex of same side there is entire absence of breath-sounds, with some fine crepitation. ..."

4. Clinical essays by Benjamin Ward Richardson (1862)
"2nd, The crepitation is not absolutely governed by respiration: it is not absent when ... Tubercular crepitation may be co-existent with pulsatile pulmonic ..."

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