bronchus

[brong-kuhs]
noun, plural bronchi [brong-kee, -kahy] . Anatomy.
either of the two main branches of the trachea.

Origin:
1700–10; < Neo-Latin < Greek brónchos windpipe

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bronchus (ˈbrɒŋkəs)
 
n , pl -chi
either of the two main branches of the trachea, which contain cartilage within their walls
 
[C18: from New Latin, from Greek bronkhos windpipe]

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bronchus
1706 (pl. bronchi), from Gk. bronkhos "the wind pipe."
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bronchus bron·chus (brŏng'kəs)
n. pl. bron·chi (-kī', -kē')
Either of two main branches of the trachea, leading directly to the lungs.

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bronchus   (brŏng'kəs)  Pronunciation Key 
Plural bronchi (brŏng'kī', brŏng'kē')
Either of the two main branches of the trachea that lead to the lungs, where they divide into smaller branches.
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Main bronchus, but not the area where the trachea joins the bronchus.
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