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bronchiectasis

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

Definition of BRONCHIECTASIS

:  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

bronchiectasis

noun bron·chi·ec·ta·sis \ˌbräŋ-kē-ˈek-tə-səs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural bron·chi·ec·ta·ses \-ˌsēz\ also bron·chi·ec·ta·sias \-zh(ē-)əz\

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

Variants of BRONCHIECTASIS

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

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