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bronchial

[brong-kee-uh l] /ˈbrɒŋ ki əl/
adjective, Anatomy
1.
pertaining to the bronchia or bronchi.
Origin
1725-1735
1725-35; bronchi(a) + -al1
Related forms
bronchially, adverb
interbronchial, adjective
postbronchial, adjective
prebronchial, adjective
subbronchial, adjective
subbronchially, adverb
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Examples from the web for bronchial
  • Sometimes it gives off a thymic or bronchial branch.
  • The drugs relieve symptoms but can, without warning, increase dangerous bronchial inflammation.
  • The threat of bronchial disease and influenza was increased by the downpour, according to staff doctors here.
  • Treatment is aimed at controlling infections and bronchial secretions, relieving airway obstruction, and preventing complications.
  • Both constant coughing and inflammation can damage the bronchial tubes.
  • When he was not quite three years old, he had bronchial pneumonia and nearly died of it.
  • After their night's respite, my congested bronchial tubes once more begin their noisy rattle.
  • His doctors say he has been suffering from bronchial conditions connected with exhaustion.
  • Warm liquids, such as soup or hot cider, are effective in loosening mucus and may also relax bronchial muscles.
British Dictionary definitions for bronchial

bronchial

/ˈbrɒŋkɪəl/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the bronchi or the bronchial tubes
Derived Forms
bronchially, adverb
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Word Origin and History for bronchial
adj.

c.1735, from Late Latin bronchus, from Greek bronkhos "windpipe, throat" (from PIE *gwronkh-, from root *gwere- "to swallow") + -al (1). bronchial tubes is from 1847.

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bronchial in Medicine

bronchial bron·chi·al (brŏng'kē-əl)
adj.
Relating to the bronchi, the bronchial tubes, or the bronchioles.

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