- a bronchus or any of its ramifications or branches.
Origin of bronchial tube
First recorded in 1840–50
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- the bronchi or their smaller divisions
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- Any of the smaller divisions of the bronchi of the lung.
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- A bronchus or any of the tubes branching from a bronchus. The bronchial tubes decrease in size as they descend into the lungs.
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