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

  • noun Either of two main branches of the trachea, leading directly to the lungs.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Either of the two main branches of the trachea: also sometimes used to denote any small bronchial tube. See trachea, lung, and cut under thorax.

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

  • noun (Anat.) One of the subdivisions of the trachea or windpipe; esp. one of the two primary divisions.

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

  • noun Either of two airways, which are primary branches of the trachea, leading directly into the lungs.

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

  • noun either of the two main branches of the trachea

Etymologies

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

[New Latin, from Greek bronkhos, windpipe.]

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