bronchi

[brong-kee, -kahy]
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bronchus

[brong-kuh s]
noun, plural bron·chi [brong-kee, -kahy] /ˈbrɒŋ ki, -kaɪ/. Anatomy.
  1. either of the two main branches of the trachea.

Origin of bronchus

1700–10; < New Latin < Greek brónchos windpipe
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Related Words for bronchi

bronchi, alveolus, pleura

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British Dictionary definitions for bronchi

bronchi

noun
  1. the plural of bronchus

bronchus

noun plural -chi (-kaɪ)
  1. either of the two main branches of the trachea, which contain cartilage within their walls

Word Origin for bronchus

C18: from New Latin, from Greek bronkhos windpipe
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Word Origin and History for bronchi

bronchus

n.

1706 (plural bronchi), from Greek bronkhos "the wind pipe" (see bronchial).

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bronchi in Medicine

bronchus

[brŏngkəs]
n. pl. bron•chi (-kī′, -kē′)
  1. Either of two main branches of the trachea, leading directly to the lungs.
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bronchi in Science

bronchus

[brŏngkəs]
Plural bronchi (brŏngkī′, brŏngkē′)
  1. Either of the two main branches of the trachea that lead to the lungs, where they divide into smaller branches.
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