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bronchial tube

noun
  1. a bronchus or any of its ramifications or branches.
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Origin of bronchial tube

First recorded in 1840–50
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British Dictionary definitions for bronchial tubes

bronchial tubes

pl n
  1. the bronchi or their smaller divisions
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bronchial tubes in Medicine

bronchial tube

n.
  1. Any of the smaller divisions of the bronchi of the lung.
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bronchial tubes in Science

bronchial tube

[brŏngkē-əl]
  1. 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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bronchial tubes in Culture

bronchial tubes

[(brong-kee-uhl)]

The system of tubelike structures that connects the trachea to the lungs. (See respiratory system.)

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