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bronchiectasis

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noun bron·chi·ec·ta·sis \ˌbräŋ-kē-ˈek-tə-səs\

Definition of bronchiectasis

plural bron·chi·ec·ta·ses play \-ˌsēz\

  1. :  a chronic dilatation of bronchi or bronchioles



Origin of bronchiectasis

New Latin, from bronchi- + Greek ektasis extension — more at atelectasis


First Known Use: circa 1860


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bronchiectasis

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noun bron·chi·ec·ta·sis \ˌbräŋ-kē-ˈek-tə-səs\

Medical Definition of bronchiectasis

plural bron·chi·ec·ta·ses \-ˌsēz\play also bron·chi·ec·ta·sias \-zh(ē-)əz\play

  1. :  a chronic inflammatory or degenerative condition of one or more bronchi or bronchioles marked by dilatation and loss of elasticity of the walls

  2. bron·chi·ec·tat·ic \-ek-ˈtat-ik\play adjective



Variants of bronchiectasis

also bron·chi·ec·ta·sia \-ek-ˈtā-zh(ē-)ə\play

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