bronchiolitis

noun
bron·​chi·​ol·​i·​tis | \ ˌbräŋ-kē-ō-ˈlī-təs How to pronounce bronchiolitis (audio) \

Definition of bronchiolitis

: inflammation of the bronchioles

Examples of bronchiolitis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For transplant recipients, bronchiolitis obliterans is like having an unstoppable asthma attack, Pavletic says. Mitch Leslie, Science | AAAS, 5 Mar. 2020 That kind of damage is consistent with acute bronchiolitis, a very common type of infection similar to the common cold — but testing showed that it was not caused by a viral or bacterial infection. Dave Quinn, PEOPLE.com, 21 Nov. 2019 Doctors initially suspected the teen had bronchiolitis - a lung condition usually caused by a bacterial or viral infection - but tests came back negative for infection. Brittany Shammas, Anchorage Daily News, 22 Nov. 2019 Instead, the condition of his lungs suggested a potential case of bronchiolitis obliterans, the medical term for popcorn lung. Brittany Shammas, Anchorage Daily News, 22 Nov. 2019 Popcorn lung, or bronchiolitis obliterans, is an inflammatory condition that affects the bronchioles, tiny airways in the lungs. Jacqueline Howard, CNN, 22 Nov. 2019 The Journal Sentinel investigation also detailed how five workers at a Texas coffee roasting facility became gravely ill from a serious and sometimes fatal lung disease called bronchiolitis obliterans. Raquel Rutledge, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 16 May 2018 Wilson referenced a Colorado study that found 16 percent of kids hospitalized for a lung infection called bronchiolitis showed they had been exposed to marijuana smoke. Sonja Haller, USA TODAY, 14 May 2018 Beth Foster, based in the UK, recently wrote a Facebook post explaining how her 6-week-old daughter Myah had run-of-the-mill cold symptoms that turned into something much more dangerous: bronchiolitis. Jackie Frere, Redbook, 13 Dec. 2017

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'bronchiolitis.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of bronchiolitis

1887, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bronchiolitis

New Latin

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About bronchiolitis

Time Traveler for bronchiolitis

Time Traveler

The first known use of bronchiolitis was in 1887

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near bronchiolitis

bronchiole

bronchiolitis

bronchitis

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for bronchiolitis

Cite this Entry

“Bronchiolitis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bronchiolitis. Accessed 31 Jul. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for bronchiolitis

bronchiolitis

noun
bron·​chi·​ol·​itis | \ -ō-ˈlīt-əs How to pronounce bronchiolitis (audio) \

Medical Definition of bronchiolitis

: inflammation of the bronchioles

More from Merriam-Webster on bronchiolitis

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about bronchiolitis

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
 AlphaBear 2

Spell words. Make bears.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!