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WORDS THAT USE BRONCHO-
What does broncho- mean?
Broncho- is a combining form used like a prefix representing the words bronchus or bronchia. The bronchus (plural bronchi) is either of two main branches of the trachea that goes to the lung. The bronchia are smaller branches off of the bronchi. Broncho- is used in many medical terms.
Broncho- comes from the Greek brónchos, meaning “windpipe,” another name for the trachea.
What are variants of broncho-?
When combined with words or word elements that begin with a vowel, broncho- becomes bronch-, as in bronchitis (which uses the equivalent form of bronch– in New Latin).
An occasional variant of broncho- is bronchio-, as in bronchiocele.
Examples of broncho-
One example of a medical term that features the combining form broncho- is bronchotomy, “incision into a bronchus.”
As we have seen, broncho- can represent bronchus. But what about –tomy? That’s right, -tomy is a combining form meaning “cutting, incision.” Bronchotomy literally translates to “bronchus incision.”
What are some words that use the combining form broncho-?
- bronchocele (using the equivalent form of broncho- in Greek)
What are some other forms that broncho- may be commonly confused with?
Break it down!
The combining form -scope means “an instrument for viewing.” What is a bronchoscope used to view?
How to use broncho in a sentence
Reckon there won't be anybody around there to admire you but Indians and broncho busters.
Then on to the corrals, where some spectacular broncho busting was staged for the sole benefit of the visitors.
That's what I said—the man that won the broncho busting contest to-day.
The battle between the outlaw broncho and its rider was over.
The broncho's back arched like a bow, and the saddle went skyward.The Pony Rider Boys in Texas|Frank Gee Patchin