bronchiole

noun
bron·​chi·​ole | \ ˈbräŋ-kē-ˌōl How to pronounce bronchiole (audio) \

Definition of bronchiole

: a minute thin-walled branch of a bronchus

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Other Words from bronchiole

bronchiolar \ ˌbräŋ-​kē-​ˈō-​lər How to pronounce bronchiole (audio) \ adjective

Examples of bronchiole in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Popcorn lung, or bronchiolitis obliterans, is an inflammatory condition that affects the bronchioles, tiny airways in the lungs. Jacqueline Howard, CNN, "Teen in Canada develops 'popcorn lung' symptoms after vaping flavors and THC," 22 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of bronchiole

circa 1860, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bronchiole

New Latin bronchiolum, diminutive of bronchia

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The first known use of bronchiole was circa 1860

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“Bronchiole.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bronchiole. Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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bronchiole

noun
bron·​chi·​ole | \ ˈbräŋ-kē-ˌōl How to pronounce bronchiole (audio) \

Medical Definition of bronchiole

: a minute thin-walled branch of a bronchus

Other Words from bronchiole

bronchiolar \ ˌbräŋ-​kē-​ˈō-​lər How to pronounce bronchiole (audio) \ adjective

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