obliterative bronchitis

[ ə-blĭtə-rā′tĭv, -ər-ə-tĭv, ō-blĭt- ]

n.

Fibrinous bronchitis in which the exudate is not expectorated but becomes organized, obliterating the affected portion of the bronchial tubes.

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