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bronchiectasis

[brong-kee-ek-tuh-sis] /ˌbrɒŋ kiˈɛk tə sɪs/
noun, Pathology
1.
a diseased condition in which a bronchus or the bronchi are distended, characterized by paroxysmal coughing and copious expectoration of sputum.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; bronchi-, combining form of bronchia + ectasis
Related forms
bronchiectatic
[brong-kee-ek-tat-ik] /ˌbrɒŋ ki ɛkˈtæt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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Examples for bronchiectasis
  • bronchiectasis is a chronic pulmonary disease characterized by an irreversible dilatation of the bronchi.
British Dictionary definitions for bronchiectasis

bronchiectasis

/ˌbrɒŋkɪˈɛktəsɪs/
noun
1.
chronic dilation of the bronchi or bronchial tubes, which often become infected
Word Origin
C19: from broncho- + Greek ektasis a stretching
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Word Origin and History for bronchiectasis
bronchiectasis
Mod.L., from Gk. bronkhia (see bronchial) + ektasis "a stretching out."
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bronchiectasis in Medicine

bronchiectasis bron·chi·ec·ta·sis (brŏng'kē-ěk'tə-sĭs)
n.
Chronic dilation of bronchi or bronchioles, often due to inflammatory disease or obstruction.


bron'chi·ec·tat'ic (-ěk-tāt'ĭk) or bron'chi·ec·ta'sic (-tā'sĭk, -zĭk) adj.
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