bronchial tube

noun

Definition of bronchial tube 

: a primary bronchus or any of its branches

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Rebecca said she was diagnosed with a tumor in her bronchial tube, which led to the removal of her entire left lung. Brittney Mcnamara, Teen Vogue, "People Described Fat-Shaming By Doctors," 19 Apr. 2018 Acute bronchitis involves inflammation of the bronchial tubes that transport air to and from your lungs, according to the Mayo Clinic. Korin Miller, SELF, "Here’s When to See a Doctor About That Persistent Cough," 7 Apr. 2018 The virus implants in the mucous membranes at the back of the throat and upper part of the bronchial tubes. Washington Post, "Here’s what you should know about the flu season this year," 2 Mar. 2018 At room temperature, smoke particles irritate the bronchial tubes and lung tissues. Sean Flynn, Esquire, "The Perfect Fire," 9 Mar. 2017 The virus will then latch onto the mucous membranes that line the back of your nose, your throat and your bronchial tubes. Kate Murphy, New York Times, "In the Flu Battle, Hydration and Elevation May Be Your Best Weapons," 12 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of bronchial tube

circa 1722, in the meaning defined above

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bronchial tube

noun

Medical Definition of bronchial tube 

: a primary bronchus also : any of its branches

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