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bronchial

[brong-kee-uh l]
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adjective Anatomy.
  1. pertaining to the bronchia or bronchi.

Origin of bronchial

First recorded in 1725–35; bronchi(a) + -al1
Related formsbron·chi·al·ly, adverbin·ter·bron·chi·al, adjectivepost·bron·chi·al, adjectivepre·bron·chi·al, adjectivesub·bron·chi·al, adjectivesub·bron·chi·al·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for bronchial

Historical Examples

  • Oh, how grateful I felt to my dear bronchial tubes, for they have sent me to Italy!

    The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly

    Charles James Lever

  • The lung was not yet attacked, but the bronchial tubes were affected.

  • The juice is prescribed in doses of 30–60 grams in bronchial catarrh.

  • The leaves are used in bronchial troubles and the seeds are sudorific.

  • He had a bronchial cold, and my visit was, as he said, purely precautionary.

    The Romance of His Life

    Mary Cholmondeley


British Dictionary definitions for bronchial

bronchial

adjective
  1. of or relating to the bronchi or the bronchial tubes
Derived Formsbronchially, adverb
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Word Origin and History for bronchial

adj.

c.1735, from Late Latin bronchus, from Greek bronkhos "windpipe, throat" (from PIE *gwronkh-, from root *gwere- "to swallow") + -al (1). bronchial tubes is from 1847.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

bronchial in Medicine

bronchial

(brŏngkē-əl)
adj.
  1. Relating to the bronchi, the bronchial tubes, or the bronchioles.
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