[ brong-kee-ek-tuh-sis ]
/ ˌbrɒŋ kiˈɛk tə sɪs /
a diseased condition in which a bronchus or the bronchi are distended, characterized by paroxysmal coughing and copious expectoration of sputum.
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Origin of bronchiectasis
OTHER WORDS FROM bronchiectasisbron·chi·ec·tat·ic [brong-kee-ek-tat-ik], /ˌbrɒŋ ki ɛkˈtæt ɪk/, adjective
Words nearby bronchiectasis
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Example sentences from the Web for bronchiectasis
(c) Decomposition of exudates anywhere in the body, as in empyema, bronchiectasis, and large tuberculous cavities.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
In the United States the bulb is given in doses of -2 drachms in cases of bronchiectasis and phthisis pulmonalis.
British Dictionary definitions for bronchiectasis
/ (ˌbrɒŋkɪˈɛktəsɪs) /
chronic dilation of the bronchi or bronchial tubes, which often become infected
Word Origin for bronchiectasis
C19: from broncho- + Greek ektasis a stretching
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Medical definitions for bronchiectasis
[ brŏng′kē-ĕk′tə-sĭs ]
Chronic dilation of bronchi or bronchioles, often due to inflammatory disease or obstruction.
Other words from bronchiectasisbron′chi•ec•tat′ic (-ĕk-tăt′ĭk) null adj.
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