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[brong-kee-uh] /ˈbrɒŋ ki ə/
noun, Anatomy, (used with a plural verb)
the ramifications or branches of the bronchi.
Origin of bronchia
1665-75; < Late Latin < Greek, plural of brónchion, equivalent to brónch(os) windpipe + -ion diminutive suffix Unabridged
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  • Anuria, pulmonary edema and bronchia pneumonia may complicate recovery after either type of exposure.
  • Sensitivity to tartrazine manifests itself as increased bronchia sensitivity in sensitive asthmatics.
British Dictionary definitions for bronchia


plural noun
another name for bronchial tubes
Word Origin
C17: from Late Latin, from Greek bronkhia, plural of bronkhion, diminutive of bronkhus windpipe, throat
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