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  • n. Inflammation of the bronchioles; especially common in young children.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. inflammation of the membranes lining the bronchioles.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Capillary bronchitis.

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

  • n. inflammation of the membranes lining the bronchioles


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From bronchiole +‎ -itis.


  • They're at risk for a rare lung disease called bronchiolitis obliterans, which killed a Missouri woman in 2006 and has resulted in chronic suffering for others.

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  • Enviro-blog Gristreports that a common additive to microwave popcorn, diacetyl, can lead to a condition called bronchiolitis obliterans.

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  • It can cause scarring, and it can cause a condition known as bronchiolitis obliteran.

    CNN Transcript Sep 5, 2007

  • The trial's goal is to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of inhaled cyclosporine in improving post-lung transplant survival that is free of a condition called bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome.

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  • Formally known as bronchiolitis obliterans, the disease is more commonly referred to as popcorn lung or popcorn worker's lung.

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  • Kuiper claimed the flavoring contained diacetyl, a chemical linked to a rare respiratory condition called bronchiolitis obliterans, known as "popcorn lung." - NEWS

  • The ailment, formally known as bronchiolitis obliterans, had previously been found only in popcorn factory workers.

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  • Amazingly, there is a condition called bronchiolitis obliterans (popcorn workers lung) that some workers in popcorn factories suffer from since they inhale the fumes on a regular basis.

    Progressive Bloggers

  • The soldiers volunteered for a procedure to obtain lung cell samples, and when Miller examined the biopsies, 50 of 54 showed constrictive bronchiolitis — a rare lung disease that closes the tiniest airways.

    Navy researcher links toxins in war-zone dust to ailments

  • It is a trick we learn only over time and by painful repetition, but it is one I have come to rely on, each time seeing in my mind a picture of the first child I cared for who bore that diagnosis—bronchiolitis or gastroenteritis or diabetic ketoacidosis DKA—and therefore knowing what we will likely have to do.

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