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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 in the elderly. 2. a similar sound heard with a stethoscope over an inflamed lung when the patient breathes in.

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 in the elderly. 2. a similar sound heard with a stethoscope over an inflamed lung when the patient breathes in.

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