bronchial

adjective
bron·​chi·​al | \ ˈbräŋ-kē-əl How to pronounce bronchial (audio) \

Definition of bronchial

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

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Other Words from bronchial

bronchially \ ˈbräŋ-​kē-​ə-​lē How to pronounce bronchially (audio) \ adverb

Examples of bronchial in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The autopsy report concluded that the cause of death was bronchial pneumonia with a side effect of diabetes mellitus, Mahoney said. Shari Rudavsky, Indianapolis Star, "Jeremy Crawford couldn't afford his high-priced insulin. That contributed to his death.," 29 Dec. 2019 Lying down has provoked paroxysmal, bronchial coughing, as drifting clouds from bushfires around Australia’s east coast have settled on my home city of Sydney. David Fickling | Bloomberg, Washington Post, "Politicians Fiddle While Australia Burns," 10 Dec. 2019 Fortunately, Vertex had come to have great confidence in the ability of those wavy, hairlike bronchial cells. Adam Feuerstein, STAT, "‘A game-changer’: How Vertex delivered on cystic fibrosis," 23 Oct. 2019 Most insurance plans, as well as Medicare, cover bronchial thermoplasty for eligible people. Froedtert & The Medical College Of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Bronchial thermoplasty helps people with severe asthma breathe easier," 26 June 2019 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

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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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2 Jan 2020

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“Bronchial.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bronchial. Accessed 26 January 2020.

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More Definitions for bronchial

bronchial

adjective
How to pronounce bronchial (audio)

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 How to pronounce bronchial (audio) \

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 How to pronounce bronchial (audio) \

Medical Definition of bronchial

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

Other Words from bronchial

bronchially \ -​ə-​lē How to pronounce bronchially (audio) \ adverb

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