bronchitis

[brong-kahy-tis]
noun Pathology.
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:
1812; < Neo-Latin; see bronch-, -itis

bronchitic [brong-kit-ik] , adjective
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bronchitis (brɒŋˈkaɪtɪs)
 
n
inflammation of the bronchial tubes, characterized by coughing, difficulty in breathing, etc, caused by infection or irritation of the respiratory tract
 
bronchitic
 
adj, —n

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bronchitis
coined in Mod.L. 1808 by Charles Bedham, from bronchia (see bronchial) + -itis.
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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)  Pronunciation Key 
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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Example sentences
Chronic cough is the hallmark of chronic bronchitis from its early stages
  onward.
Indians used its flowers and leaves for treating bronchitis and asthma and for
  healing sores.
Wood smoke from backyard fire pits can cause health problems such as burning
  eyes, runny nose and bronchitis.
Once in the lungs, the particles can cause asthma, cardiovascular diseases and
  bronchitis.
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