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bronchitis Syllabification: bron·chi·tis
Pronunciation: /bräNGˈkīdəs/

Definition of bronchitis in English:


Inflammation of the mucous membrane in the bronchial tubes. It typically causes bronchospasm and coughing.
Example sentences
  • Rarely, flu can develop into a high fever, acute bronchitis, encephalitis and pneumonia.
  • Laryngitis may also be a feature of bronchitis, pneumonia, flu or measles.
  • Sometimes, the colds cause pneumonia or exacerbate chronic bronchitis or asthma.


Pronunciation: /bräNGˈkidik/
adjective& noun
Example sentences
  • The odds ratio of bronchitic symptoms among children with asthma varied from 0.80 to 1.81 across the large range of pollutants between communities.
  • These results suggest that both NO 2 and the OC fraction of respirable PM deserve greater attention as potential causes of the bronchitic symptoms associated with air pollution in children with asthma.
  • Among the 475 children with asthma, 184 had bronchitic symptoms during the first year they contributed to the analysis.

Words that rhyme with bronchitis

appendicitis, arthritis, cellulitis, colitis, conjunctivitis, cystitis, dermatitis, encephalitis, gastroenteritis, gingivitis, hepatitis, laryngitis, lymphangitis, meningitis, nephritis, neuritis, osteoarthritis, pericarditis, peritonitis, pharyngitis, sinusitis, tonsillitis
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