bronchial tube

noun

: a primary bronchus or any of its branches

Examples of bronchial tube in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web With croup, the virus infects the vocal cords, windpipe and bronchial tubes, Piperidis said. Adrianna Rodriguez, USA TODAY, 18 Mar. 2024 Most respiratory infections involve the upper respiratory tract—the nose, throat and upper bronchial tubes, Schaffner says. Tara Haelle, Scientific American, 19 Dec. 2023 Bronchitis occurs when the airways in the lungs, which are known as the bronchial tubes, become inflamed. Phoebe Natanson, ABC News, 31 Mar. 2023 In 2019, a tumor was discovered around the teen's left bronchial tube, and in March this year, his condition worsened. Caitlin O'Kane, CBS News, 22 May 2020 In some cases, the infection travels from the sinus and bronchial tubes into deep lung tissue, triggering severe pneumonia that drowns the victim. Los Angeles Times, 1 May 2020 These symptoms happen due to swelling that occurs around the larynx (the vocal cords), trachea (windpipe), and bronchi (bronchial tubes). Korin Miller, SELF, 16 Oct. 2018 But their more gnarly relatives attach in the lungs and bronchial tubes, causing more serious infections. Sara Harrison, Wired, 7 Feb. 2020 Bronchitis is a condition in which the airways in the lungs (aka the bronchial tubes) become inflamed. Leah Groth, Health.com, 7 Nov. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1722, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bronchial tube was circa 1722

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“Bronchial tube.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bronchial%20tube. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

bronchial tube

noun
: a primary bronchus or any of its branches

Medical Definition

bronchial tube

noun
: a primary bronchus
also : any of its branches

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