Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Chronic or acute inflammation of the mucous membrane of the bronchial tubes.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In pathology, an inflammation of the bronchial membrane. It is a complaint of very frequent occurrence, and may be acute or chronic.—

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Med.) Inflammation, acute or chronic, of the bronchial tubes or any part of them.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun uncountable An inflammation of the bronchi of the lungs, that causes the cilia of the bronchial epithelial cells to stop functioning.
  • noun countable An occurrence of, a case (patient) of, or a type of bronchitis.

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

  • noun inflammation of the membranes lining the bronchial tubes

Etymologies

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Late Latin bronchus, from Ancient Greek βρόγχος (bronchos, "windpipe") + -itis.

Examples

  • It is chiefly in the throat what they call bronchitis and she has got to be very weak with it, and at the same time very liable to inflammation.

    He Knew He Was Right

  • It is chiefly in the throat what they call bronchitis and she has got to be very weak with it, and at the same time very liable to inflammation.

    He Knew He Was Right

  • Worsening breathlessness forced him to retire as a laborer, and he has sought emergency care for what he calls bronchitis twice in the past year.

    Medlogs - Recent stories

  • Worsening breathlessness forced him to retire as a laborer, and he has sought emergency care for what he calls bronchitis twice in the past year.

    Medlogs - Recent stories

  • Worsening breathlessness forced him to retire as a laborer, and he has sought emergency care for what he calls bronchitis twice in the past year.

    Medlogs - Recent stories

  • Worsening breathlessness forced him to retire as a laborer, and he has sought emergency care for what he calls bronchitis twice in the past year.

    Medlogs - Recent stories

  • Worsening breathlessness forced him to retire as a laborer, and he has sought emergency care for what he calls bronchitis twice in the past year.

    Medlogs - Recent stories

  • Worsening breathlessness forced him to retire as a laborer, and he has sought emergency care for what he calls bronchitis twice in the past year.

    Medlogs - Recent stories

  • Worsening breathlessness forced him to retire as a laborer, and he has sought emergency care for what he calls bronchitis twice in the past year.

    Medlogs - Recent stories

  • Worsening breathlessness forced him to retire as a laborer, and he has sought emergency care for what he calls bronchitis twice in the past year.

    Medlogs - Recent stories

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  • Check out this example: “What gives it to the minister is talking solemnly when they don't feel that way, and it has the same influence upon the organs of speech that it would have upon the cords of the calves of your legs to walk on your tip-toes, and so I call bronchitis "parsonitis."” --Lectures of Col. R. G. Ingersoll, Volume I Including His Answers to the Clergy, His Oration at His Brother's Grave, Etc., Etc.

    October 7, 2011