bronchial tube


noun

a bronchus or any of its ramifications or branches.

Origin of bronchial tube

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

bronchial tubes

pl n

the bronchi or their smaller divisions
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Medicine definitions for bronchial tubes

bronchial tube

n.

Any of the smaller divisions of the bronchi of the lung.
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Science definitions for bronchial tubes

bronchial tube

[brŏngkē-əl]

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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Culture definitions for bronchial tubes

bronchial tubes

[(brong-kee-uhl)]

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

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