Definition of bronchus in English:

bronchus

Line breaks: bron|chus
Pronunciation: /ˈbrɒŋkəs
 
/

noun (plural bronchi /-kʌɪ/)

  • Any of the major air passages of the lungs which diverge from the windpipe.
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    • The tumor frequently extended to the adjacent lung parenchyma, bronchi, visceral pleura, and mediastinal soft tissues.
    • The airways (trachea, bronchi, bronchioles) are surrounded by a type of involuntary muscle known as smooth muscle.
    • With respect to the lungs, formalin was infused through the trachea or mainstem bronchi until the lungs were normally expanded.

Origin

late 17th century: from late Latin, from Greek bronkhos 'windpipe'.

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