- a diseased condition in which a bronchus or the bronchi are distended, characterized by paroxysmal coughing and copious expectoration of sputum.
Origin of bronchiectasis
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Historical Examples of bronchiectasis
In the United States the bulb is given in doses of -2 drachms in cases of bronchiectasis and phthisis pulmonalis.
(c) Decomposition of exudates anywhere in the body, as in empyema, bronchiectasis, and large tuberculous cavities.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis
James Campbell Todd
- chronic dilation of the bronchi or bronchial tubes, which often become infected
Word Origin for bronchiectasis
Modern Latin, from Greek bronkhia "the bronchial tubes" (plural; see bronchial) + ektasis "a stretching out, extension, dilation."
- Chronic dilation of bronchi or bronchioles, often due to inflammatory disease or obstruction.