- either of the two main branches of the trachea.
Origin of bronchus
Examples from the Web for bronchus
Historical Examples of bronchus
For the sake of simplicity only one lung and one bronchus are shown.Development of the Digestive Canal of the American Alligator
Albert M. Reese
Some time before the abscess really reaches the diaphragm, preparation is made in the lung for the discharge through a bronchus.
Examine one bronchus, carefully dissecting away the lung tissue with curved scissors.A Practical Physiology
Albert F. Blaisdell
By the passage of bougies through a bronchoscope a stricture of the bronchus has been relieved in a similar manner.
- either of the two main branches of the trachea, which contain cartilage within their walls
Word Origin for bronchus
1706 (plural bronchi), from Greek bronkhos "the wind pipe" (see bronchial).
- Either of two main branches of the trachea, leading directly to the lungs.
- Either of the two main branches of the trachea that lead to the lungs, where they divide into smaller branches.