noun. 1. a gentle, crackling noise head on auscultation of the chest, that signals disease in the air passages or lungs. 2. the noise of bones or friction between injured cartilage surfaces, which happens in degenerative bone conditions and arthritis.

CREPITATION: "The doctor was concerned when he heard crepitation in the man's chest."
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