[brong-kee, -kahy]
noun Anatomy.
plural of bronchus. Unabridged


noun, plural bronchi [brong-kee, -kahy] . Anatomy.
either of the two main branches of the trachea.

1700–10; < Neo-Latin < Greek brónchos windpipe Unabridged
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bronchi (ˈbrɒŋkaɪ)
the plural of bronchus

bronchus (ˈbrɒŋkəs)
n , pl -chi
either of the two main branches of the trachea, which contain cartilage within their walls
[C18: from New Latin, from Greek bronkhos windpipe]

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Word Origin & History

1706 (pl. bronchi), from Gk. bronkhos "the wind pipe."
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Medical Dictionary

bronchus bron·chus (brŏng'kəs)
n. pl. bron·chi (-kī', -kē')
Either of two main branches of the trachea, leading directly to the lungs.

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Science Dictionary
bronchus   (brŏng'kəs)  Pronunciation Key 
Plural bronchi (brŏng'kī', brŏng'kē')
Either of the two main branches of the trachea that lead to the lungs, where they divide into smaller branches.
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Example sentences
The deep accompanies the branches of the pulmonary vessels and the
  ramifications of the bronchi.
The trachea and bronchi have plexuses in the mucosa and submucosa but the
  smaller bronchi have only a single layer.
Branches from this plexus accompany the ramifications of the bronchi through
  the substance of the lung.
Branching from the lungs are two hollow tubular organs termed in medical phrase
  the bronchi.
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