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bronchi

[brong-kee, -kahy] /ˈbrɒŋ ki, -kaɪ/
noun, Anatomy
1.
plural of bronchus.

bronchus

[brong-kuh s] /ˈbrɒŋ kəs/
noun, plural bronchi
[brong-kee, -kahy] /ˈbrɒŋ ki, -kaɪ/ (Show IPA).
Anatomy
1.
either of the two main branches of the trachea.
Origin
1700-1710
1700-10; < Neo-Latin < Greek brónchos windpipe
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Examples from the web for bronchi
  • 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.
  • Injuries to the smaller bronchi can sometimes be treated without surgery.
  • Asthma is caused by narrowing and clogging of the small tubes called bronchi that carry air in and out of the lungs.
  • The trachea and bronchi are normally pink and smooth.
British Dictionary definitions for bronchi

bronchi

/ˈbrɒŋkaɪ/
noun
1.
the plural of bronchus

bronchus

/ˈbrɒŋkəs/
noun (pl) -chi (-kaɪ)
1.
either of the two main branches of the trachea, which contain cartilage within their walls
Word Origin
C18: from New Latin, from Greek bronkhos windpipe
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Word Origin and History for bronchi

bronchus

n.

1706 (plural bronchi), from Greek bronkhos "the wind pipe" (see bronchial).

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bronchi in Medicine

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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bronchi in Science
bronchus
  (brŏng'kəs)   
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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