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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Plural of bronchus.

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  • n. Plural form of bronchus.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n.pl. See bronchus.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Plural of bronchus.

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Examples

  • At the lower end the trachea divides into two branches, called the bronchi, each of which closely resembles it in structure.

    Physiology and Hygiene for Secondary Schools

  • With every inhalation, air is sucked in through the windpipe or trachea, which terminates in two tubes called bronchi, one leading to the right lung, one to the left.

    Nature Cure

  • When air is inhaled, it moves through tiers of progressively smaller branching airways called bronchi until dead-ending in the smallest, cul-de-sac-like chambers of the lungs, called alveoli.

    Livescience.com

  • The examination of the bronchi (the main airways of the lungs) using a flexible tube (bronchoscope).

    Glossary

  • An examination of the larynx (voice box) and bronchi (air tubes going into the lungs) using an endoscope.

    Glossary

  • The windpipe; a cartilage tube that sits between the larynx (voice box) and the bronchi (tubes that go into the lungs).

    Glossary

  • Smaller tubes or airways branching off from the bronchi; the lungs have hundreds of thousands of bronchioles.

    Glossary

  • Examination of the bronchi (main air tubes going into the lungs) using a rigid flexible tube (bronchosope) that has a tiny light and camera on the end.

    Glossary

  • A flexible tube used to examine the inside of the bronchi (air tubes going into the lungs).

    Glossary

  • "Looking through the tube we can see the interior of the bronchi brilliantly lighted up," he wrote.

    Swallow: Foreign Bodies by Mary Cappello – review

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