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

  • adj. Of or relating to the bronchi, the bronchia, or the bronchioles.

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  • adj. Of or relating to the bronchi or bronchioles.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Belonging to the bronchi and their ramifications in the lungs.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Belonging to the bronchi or the bronchia.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. relating to or associated with the bronchi


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  • On examining more minutely with the magnifier, open-mouthed bronchial twigs, and very small blood-vessels, were seen plugged up with solid and fluid carbon, and, from the appearance of the morbid structure, it was manifest, that the ulcerative process had effected a complete disorganization of the _bronchial_ tubes of every calibre, while the smaller _arterial_ vessels had alone suffered, leaving the larger ones entire. [

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  • The last time I kept up the cycling through the winter was the last time I was properly ill with a long-term bronchial cough that was hard to shift.

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  • Its posterior part (the so-called saccular lung) has unique thick, muscular walls* that allows stored air to be forced forward into the functional anterior part (termed the bronchial lung) and the anterior projection of the lung (the so-called tracheal lung) is large and extends well forwards relative to that of terrestrial snakes.

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  • Each branch enters the lung of its own side, and breaks up into a great number of smaller branches, called bronchial tubes.

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  • This is known as the bronchial murmur and is heard in normal conditions near the lower part of the trachea and to a limited extent in the anterior portions of the lungs after sharp exercise.

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  • Around the bronchial tubes and their ramifications there are also arteries and veins called the bronchial, arising from the vena azygos or vena cava, and from the aorta.

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  • Asthmatx has developed the Alair System to perform an investigational outpatient procedure called bronchial thermoplasty.

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