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noun Anatomy. (used with a plural verb)
  1. the ramifications or branches of the bronchi.
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Origin of bronchia

1665–75; < Late Latin < Greek, plural of brónchion, equivalent to brónch(os) windpipe + -ion diminutive suffix
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pl n
  1. another name for bronchial tubes
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Word Origin

C17: from Late Latin, from Greek bronkhia, plural of bronkhion, diminutive of bronkhus windpipe, throat
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