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bronchitis

[brong-kahy-tis] /brɒŋˈkaɪ tɪs/
noun, Pathology
1.
acute or chronic inflammation of the membrane lining of the bronchial tubes, caused by respiratory infection or exposure to bronchial irritants, as cigarette smoke.
Origin of bronchitis
1812
1812; < New Latin; see bronch-, -itis
Related forms
bronchitic
[brong-kit-ik] /brɒŋˈkɪt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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bronchitis

/brɒŋˈkaɪtɪs/
noun
1.
inflammation of the bronchial tubes, characterized by coughing, difficulty in breathing, etc, caused by infection or irritation of the respiratory tract
Derived Forms
bronchitic (brɒŋˈkɪtɪk) adjective, noun
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Word Origin and History for bronchitis
n.

coined in Modern Latin 1808 by Charles Bedham, from bronchia "the bronchial tubes" (plural; see bronchial) + -itis.

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bronchitis in Medicine

bronchitis bron·chi·tis (brŏn-kī'tĭs, brŏng-)
n.
Inflammation of the mucous membrane of the bronchial tubes.


bron·chit'ic (-kĭt'ĭk) adj.
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bronchitis
  (brŏng-kī'tĭs)   
Inflammation of the mucous membrane of the bronchial tubes, often as a result of a cold or other viral infection. Smoking is also a common cause of chronic bronchitis.
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