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

1700–10; < New Latin < Greek brónchos windpipe
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  1. the plural of bronchus
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noun plural -chi (-kaɪ)
  1. either of the two main branches of the trachea, which contain cartilage within their walls
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Word Origin

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



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

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bronchi in Medicine


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


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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