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bronchiole

[ brong-kee-ohl ]
/ ˈbrɒŋ kiˌoʊl /
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noun Anatomy.
a small branch of a bronchus.
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Origin of bronchiole

1865–70; <New Latin bronchiolum, equivalent to bronchi(a) bronchia + -olum-ole1

OTHER WORDS FROM bronchiole

bron·chi·o·lar [brong-kee-oh-ler, brong-kahy-uh-], /ˌbrɒŋ kiˈoʊ lər, brɒŋˈkaɪ ə-/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for bronchiole

bronchiole
/ (ˈbrɒŋkɪˌəʊl) /

noun
any of the smallest bronchial tubes, usually ending in alveoli

Derived forms of bronchiole

bronchiolar (ˌbrɒŋkɪˈəʊlə), adjective

Word Origin for bronchiole

C19: from New Latin bronchiolum, diminutive of Late Latin bronchium, singular of bronchia
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Scientific definitions for bronchiole

bronchiole
[ brŏngkē-ōl′ ]

Any of the small, thin-walled tubes that branch from a bronchus and end in the alveolar sacs of the lung.
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