bronchiole

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

Definition of bronchiole

: a minute thin-walled branch of a bronchus

Other Words from bronchiole

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

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

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 bronchiolar (audio) \ adjective

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