- the ramifications or branches of the bronchi.
Origin of bronchia
1665–75; < Late Latin < Greek, plural of brónchion, equivalent to brónch(os) windpipe + -ion diminutive suffix
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Examples from the Web for bronchia
The bronchia were reddened throughout, and the lungs congested.Poisons: Their Effects and Detection
Alexander Wynter Blyth
In pathology, inflammation of the mucous lining of the bronchia or smaller ramifications of the windpipe.
The trachea and the bronchia are slightly red, and the right side of the head is gorged with blood.Cattle and Their Diseases
Bronch-itis (from bronchia, and itis, a suffix signifying inflammation).A Treatise on Physiology and Hygiene
Joseph Chrisman Hutchison
Portions of these foreign bodies are often found in the bronchia as well, giving rise to circumscribed lobular pneumonia.
- another name for bronchial tubes
C17: from Late Latin, from Greek bronkhia, plural of bronkhion, diminutive of bronkhus windpipe, throat
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