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bronchus

[ brong-kuhs ]
/ ˈbrɒŋ kəs /
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noun, plural bron·chi [brong-kee, -kahy]. /ˈbrɒŋ ki, -kaɪ/. Anatomy.
either of the two main branches of the trachea.
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Origin of bronchus

1700–10; <New Latin <Greek brónchos windpipe
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British Dictionary definitions for bronchus

bronchus
/ (ˈbrɒŋkəs) /

noun plural -chi (-kaɪ)
either of the two main branches of the trachea, which contain cartilage within their walls

Word Origin for bronchus

C18: from New Latin, from Greek bronkhos windpipe
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Scientific definitions for bronchus

bronchus
[ brŏngkəs ]

Plural bronchi (brŏngkī′, brŏngkē′)
Either of the two main branches of the trachea that lead to the lungs, where they divide into smaller branches.
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