bronchus

noun
bron·​chus | \ ˈbräŋ-kəs How to pronounce bronchus (audio) \
plural bronchi\ ˈbräŋ-​ˌkī How to pronounce bronchi (audio) , -​ˌkē \

Definition of bronchus

: either of the two primary divisions of the trachea that lead respectively into the right and the left lung broadly : bronchial tube

Examples of bronchus in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For lung and bronchus cancer, the five-year survival rate was 19.4% with a 5.2% survival rate in cases where the cancer spread to distant parts of the body. Ryan W. Miller, USA TODAY, "Rush Limbaugh and Shannen Doherty have advanced cancer. What does that mean? What is Stage IV?," 5 Feb. 2020 Lung cancer incidence, staging, surgical treatment, and lack of treatment data was measured between the years 2012-2016 and includes malignant lung and bronchus tumors, according to the report’s methodology section. Ivana Hrynkiw | Ihrynkiw@al.com, al, "In Alabama, lung cancer patients have the greatest risk of death," 13 Nov. 2019 First, the donor’s lungs are removed, a process that involves stapling shut the major vein and artery that take blood to and from the lungs, as well as closing off the bronchus, the main passage through which air passes. Caitlin Dwyer, Longreads, "Shared Breath," 25 July 2019 These symptoms happen due to swelling that occurs around the larynx (the vocal cords), trachea (windpipe), and bronchi (bronchial tubes). Korin Miller, SELF, "HGTV's Tarek and Christina El Moussa's Son Was Hospitalized for Croup," 16 Oct. 2018 For instance, the American Cancer Society epidemiologists determined that 59% of lung and bronchus cancers could be averted nationwide if everyone got the same care as people who went to college. Karen Kaplan, latimes.com, "A plan to prevent more than 1 in 5 cancer deaths, without having to invent any new treatments," 10 July 2018 Your tree, bronchi infested with crows multiplying so dense no wind or light could pass through. Hartford Courant, courant.com, "The Poems Of Aaron Caycedo-Kimura: Honoring Ones Parents," 13 June 2018 These included cancers of the prostate (which declined by an average of 7.6% per year), lung and bronchus (2.4%), larynx (2.3%), colon and rectum (1.9%), esophagus (1.6%), bladder (0.8%) and brain and nervous system (0.2%). Karen Kaplan, latimes.com, "The death rate from cancer is falling for American men, women and children of all backgrounds," 22 May 2018

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First Known Use of bronchus

circa 1706, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bronchus

New Latin, from Greek bronchos

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The first known use of bronchus was circa 1706

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11 Feb 2020

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“Bronchus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bronchus?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=b&file=bronch17. Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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bronchus

noun
bron·​chus | \ ˈbräŋ-kəs How to pronounce bronchus (audio) \
plural bronchi\ ˈbräŋ-​ˌkī, -​ˌkē How to pronounce bronchi (audio) \

Medical Definition of bronchus

: either of the two primary divisions of the trachea that lead respectively into the right and the left lung broadly : bronchial tube

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