Origin of bronchiectasis
New Latin, from bronchi- + Greek ektasis extension — more at atelectasis
First Known Use: circa 1860
Medical Definition of bronchiectasis
: a chronic inflammatory or degenerative condition of one or more bronchi or bronchioles marked by dilatation and loss of elasticity of the walls
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