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bronchial tube

a bronchus or any of its ramifications or branches.
Origin of bronchial tube
First recorded in 1840-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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Historical Examples
  • The tentacles of the bronchial tube seem to be possessed of exquisite sensibility.

    The Ocean World: Louis Figuier
  • The whole arrangement of passages and air cells springing from the end of a bronchial tube, is called an ultimate lobule.

    A Practical Physiology Albert F. Blaisdell
  • The bleeding was from a bronchial tube,—so I have to be careful about getting cold.

bronchial tube in Medicine

bronchial tube n.
Any of the smaller divisions of the bronchi of the lung.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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bronchial tube in Science
bronchial tube
A bronchus or any of the tubes branching from a bronchus. The bronchial tubes decrease in size as they descend into the lungs.
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