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bronchial tube

a bronchus or any of its ramifications or branches.
Origin of bronchial tube
1840-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the Web for bronchial tubes
Historical Examples
  • The lung was not yet attacked, but the bronchial tubes were affected.

    The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly Charles James Lever
  • This worm makes its home in the windpipe and bronchial tubes.

    The Pig Sanders Spencer
  • To all these branches the general name of bronchial tubes is given.

    A Practical Physiology Albert F. Blaisdell
  • With the toning of the brain through rest, a catarrh of the bronchial tubes is certainly curable in most cases.

  • The mucous membrane of the bronchial tubes was thickened, and slightly ulcerated.

  • Both Mona and Geoffrey are deaf to the pathetic appeal sent straight from his bronchial tubes.

    Mrs. Geoffrey Duchess
  • The cells, or cavities, that line the air passages and air sacs at the ends of the bronchial tubes.

    A Handbook of Health Woods Hutchinson
  • When death has resulted from ammonia, signs of inflammation are usually found in the larynx and bronchial tubes.

    Memoranda on Poisons Thomas Hawkes Tanner
  • Thus, we may observe various grades of inflammation and ulceration of the larynx, trachea, and bronchial tubes.

  • These occupied the bronchial tubes, and were characterised by my informant as the most deadly of all.

    Parasites T. Spencer Cobbold
British Dictionary definitions for bronchial tubes

bronchial tubes

plural noun
the bronchi or their smaller divisions
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bronchial tubes in Medicine

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

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bronchial tubes in Science
bronchial tube
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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bronchial tubes in Culture
bronchial tubes [(brong-kee-uhl)]

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

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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