bronchial

adjective
bron·​chi·​al | \ˈbräŋ-kē-əl \

Definition of bronchial 

: of or relating to the bronchi or their ramifications in the lungs

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Other Words from bronchial

bronchially \-​kē-​ə-​lē \ adverb

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The ammonia can cause irritation of the bronchial membranes in your lungs, and lead to lots of coughing, as well as severe injury to the tissues in your trachea and lungs. Elly Belle, Teen Vogue, "How Cat Poop Can Affect Your Health," 9 Aug. 2018 The cause of death of a 3-month-old son in 1980 was undetermined, while the 1981 death of a 3-year-old boy the couple was in the process of adopting was blamed on bronchial pneumonia. Chris Carola, Fox News, "Woman who killed daughter in '80s granted parole on 7th try," 16 July 2018 Claudia said her daughter has been treated at the shelter for an upper-respiratory illness, which her mother attributes to Heyli’s frequent bronchial trouble. Jay Root And Shannon Najmabadi, star-telegram, "'A very cruel punishment': Family split by 'zero tolerance' won't try to cross again," 10 July 2018 In 2008, 15-month-old Ava Worthington died at her parents’ home of bronchial pneumonia and a blood infection. Alexia Fernandez, PEOPLE.com, "Faith Healer Parents Plead Guilty in the Death of Baby After They Chose Prayer Over Medical Help," 10 July 2018 Barry Manilow was in a hospital recovering from a bronchial infection Friday instead of belting out his hits in his new Las Vegas show. Maria Puente, USA TODAY, "Barry Manilow hospitalized with bronchial infection, cancels opening shows in Las Vegas," 15 June 2018 Barry Manilow's big Las Vegas opening weekend has been put on hold due to a bronchial infection. Sam Tornow, Billboard, "Barry Manilow Forced to Cancel Las Vegas Weekend Shows Due to Hospitalization," 15 June 2018 Barry Manilow has been hospitalized with a bronchial infection, PEOPLE can confirm. Jeff Nelson, PEOPLE.com, "Barry Manilow Hospitalized with Bronchial Infection and Cancels Residency Kickoff: 'I Can't Believe This Is Happening'," 14 June 2018 The researchers exposed cultured human bronchial cells to diluted cinnamon e-liquids and to e-liquid aerosol, or vapor, from an e-cigarette device purchased at a local vape shop in Chapel Hill. Roni Caryn Rabin, New York Times, "Cinnamon May Be Safe in Foods, but Is It Safe in E-Cigarettes?," 1 June 2018

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First Known Use of bronchial

circa 1703, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bronchial was circa 1703

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More Definitions for bronchial

bronchial

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of bronchial

: relating to or involving the tubes that carry air into the lungs

bronchial

adjective
bron·​chi·​al | \ˈbräŋ-kē-əl \

Kids Definition of bronchial

: of or relating to either of the two branches ( bronchial tubes ) of the trachea that carry air into the lungs

bronchial

adjective
bron·​chi·​al | \ˈbräŋ-kē-əl \

Medical Definition of bronchial 

: of or relating to the bronchi or their ramifications in the lungs

Other Words from bronchial

bronchially \-​ə-​lē \ adverb

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