noun Pathology.
a diseased condition in which a bronchus or the bronchi are distended, characterized by paroxysmal coughing and copious expectoration of sputum.

1875–80; bronchi-, combining form of bronchia + ectasis

bronchiectatic [brong-kee-ek-tat-ik] , adjective Unabridged
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bronchiectasis (ˌbrɒŋkɪˈɛktəsɪs)
chronic dilation of the bronchi or bronchial tubes, which often become infected
[C19: from broncho- + Greek ektasis a stretching]

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Mod.L., from Gk. bronkhia (see bronchial) + ektasis "a stretching out."
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bronchiectasis bron·chi·ec·ta·sis (brŏng'kē-ěk'tə-sĭs)
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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