bronchiectasis

[ brong-kee-ek-tuh-sis ]

nounPathology.
  1. a diseased condition in which a bronchus or the bronchi are distended, characterized by paroxysmal coughing and copious expectoration of sputum.

Origin of bronchiectasis

1
1875–80; bronchi-, combining form of bronchia + Greek éktasis a stretching out, equivalent to ek- ec- + ta-, variant stem of teínein to stretch + -sis -sis

Other words from bronchiectasis

  • bron·chi·ec·tat·ic [brong-kee-ek-tat-ik], /ˌbrɒŋ ki ɛkˈtæt ɪk/, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for bronchiectasis

bronchiectasis

/ (ˌbrɒŋkɪˈɛktəsɪs) /


noun
  1. chronic dilation of the bronchi or bronchial tubes, which often become infected

Origin of bronchiectasis

1
C19: from broncho- + Greek ektasis a stretching

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