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bronchus

[brong-kuh s] /ˈbrɒŋ kəs/
noun, plural bronchi
[brong-kee, -kahy] /ˈbrɒŋ ki, -kaɪ/ (Show IPA).
Anatomy
1.
either of the two main branches of the trachea.
Origin
1700-1710
1700-10; < Neo-Latin < Greek brónchos windpipe
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  • Main bronchus, but not the area where the trachea joins the bronchus.
British Dictionary definitions for bronchus

bronchus

/ˈbrɒŋkəs/
noun (pl) -chi (-kaɪ)
1.
either of the two main branches of the trachea, which contain cartilage within their walls
Word Origin
C18: from New Latin, from Greek bronkhos windpipe
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Word Origin and History for bronchus
n.

1706 (plural bronchi), from Greek bronkhos "the wind pipe" (see bronchial).

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bronchus in Medicine

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 in Science
bronchus
  (brŏng'kəs)   
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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