[brong-kee-uh l]

adjective Anatomy.

pertaining to the bronchia or bronchi.

Origin of bronchial

First recorded in 1725–35; bronchi(a) + -al1
Related formsbron·chi·al·ly, adverbin·ter·bron·chi·al, adjectivepost·bron·chi·al, adjectivepre·bron·chi·al, adjectivesub·bron·chi·al, adjectivesub·bron·chi·al·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for bronchial



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

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bronchial in Medicine




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