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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Rhonchus \Rhon"chus\, n.; pl. Rhonchi. [L., a snoring, a croaking.] (Med.) An adventitious whistling or snoring sound heard on auscultation of the chest when the air channels are partially obstructed. By some writers the term rhonchus is used as equivalent to r[^a]le in its widest sense. See R[^a]le. [1913 Webster]