bronchial tubes

bronchial tube

noun
a bronchus or any of its ramifications or branches.

Origin:
1840–50

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bronchial tubes
 
pl n
the bronchi or their smaller divisions

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Medical Dictionary

bronchial tube n.
Any of the smaller divisions of the bronchi of the lung.

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Science Dictionary
bronchial tube   (brŏng'kē-əl)  Pronunciation Key 
A bronchus or any of the tubes branching from a bronchus. The bronchial tubes decrease in size as they descend into the lungs.
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Cultural Dictionary
bronchial tubes [(brong-kee-uhl)]

The system of tubelike structures that connects the trachea to the lungs. (See respiratory system.)

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