Origin of bronchial
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Examples from the Web for bronchial
Oh, how grateful I felt to my dear bronchial tubes, for they have sent me to Italy!
The lung was not yet attacked, but the bronchial tubes were affected.
The juice is prescribed in doses of 30–60 grams in bronchial catarrh.
The leaves are used in bronchial troubles and the seeds are sudorific.
He had a bronchial cold, and my visit was, as he said, purely precautionary.The Romance of His Life
- of or relating to the bronchi or the bronchial tubes
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Word Origin and History for bronchial
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.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Relating to the bronchi, the bronchial tubes, or the bronchioles.