bronchial

[brong-kee-uh l]
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adjective Anatomy.

pertaining to the bronchia or bronchi.

Nearby words

  1. bronc,
  2. bronch-,
  3. bronchi,
  4. bronchi-,
  5. bronchia,
  6. bronchial adenoma,
  7. bronchial asthma,
  8. bronchial calculus,
  9. bronchial gland,
  10. bronchial tube

Origin of bronchial

First recorded in 1725–35; bronchi(a) + -al1

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British Dictionary definitions for bronchial

bronchial

adjective

of or relating to the bronchi or the bronchial tubes
Derived Formsbronchially, adverb

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Word Origin and History for bronchial

bronchial

adj.

c.1735, from Late Latin bronchus, from Greek bronkhos "windpipe, throat" (from PIE *gwronkh-, from root *gwere- "to swallow") + -al (1). bronchial tubes is from 1847.

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Medicine definitions for bronchial

bronchial

[brŏngkē-əl]

adj.

Relating to the bronchi, the bronchial tubes, or the bronchioles.

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