bronchiectasis

noun bron·chi·ec·ta·sis \ ˌbräŋ-kē-ˈek-tə-səs \
Updated on: 25 May 2018

Definition of bronchiectasis

plural bronchiectases play \-ˌsēz\
: a chronic dilatation of bronchi or bronchioles

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Origin and Etymology of bronchiectasis

New Latin, from bronchi- + Greek ektasis extension — more at atelectasis


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bronchiectasis

noun bron·chi·ec·ta·sis \ ˌbräŋ-kē-ˈek-tə-səs \
variants: also bronchiectasia play \-ek-ˈtā-zh(ē-)ə\

medical Definition of bronchiectasis

plural bronchiectases play \-ˌsēz\ also bronchiectasias play \-zh(ē-)əz\
: a chronic inflammatory or degenerative condition of one or more bronchi or bronchioles marked by dilatation and loss of elasticity of the walls

bronchiectatic

play \-ek-ˈtat-ik\ adjective

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