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

Other Words from bronchial

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

Examples of bronchial in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This is when the body goes into shock, the blood pressure drops and the bronchial tissues (which help to transport air) swell. Serena Coady, SELF, 23 Mar. 2022 One of the complications can include the swelling of bronchial tissues, which help carry air, according to the Mayo Clinic. Korin Miller, Health.com, 14 Feb. 2022 Fibonacci sequences are well-documented in the spirals of certain flower petals and have been reported in other natural branching systems, like rivers, roots, and bronchial tubes. Lynne Peskoe-yang, Popular Mechanics, 4 Mar. 2022 This is an inflammation of the lining of your bronchial tubes. Korin Miller, Health.com, 14 Feb. 2022 This inflammation in the voicebox, the windpipe and the bronchial tubes causes the child to have a loud distinctive cough that some say sounds like a barking seal. Jen Christensen, CNN, 8 Feb. 2022 And inside of those bronchial cells, in the first two days after an infection, Omicron grew faster than Delta or the original coronavirus did. New York Times, 31 Dec. 2021 And inside of those bronchial cells, in the first two days after an infection, omicron grew faster than delta or the original coronavirus did. Carl Zimmer, BostonGlobe.com, 31 Dec. 2021 Similar to asthma, with chronic bronchitis, the bronchial tubes become inflamed, but for different reasons. Kimberly Goad, SELF, 11 Nov. 2021 See More

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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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8 Apr 2022

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“Bronchial.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bronchial. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for bronchial

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 bronchial (audio) \ adverb

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