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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin rhonchus (snoring), from Ancient Greek ῥόγχος (rhónkhos) (Caelius Aurelianus),[1] of imitative origin.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɹɒŋ.kəs/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈɹɑŋ.kəs/
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NounEdit

rhonchus (plural rhonchi)

  1. (medicine) A dry rattling sound heard during breathing, due to deposits in the bronchial tubes.
    • 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007, p. 699:
      “You have poisoned yourself again!” Humfried emitted an alarming rhonchus.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Robert Beekes, Etymological Dictionary of Greek, vol. II (Leiden: Brill, 2010), 1278.

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NounEdit

rhonchus f (plural rhonchi, diminutive rhonchuske n)

  1. rhonchus