any of the small subdivisions of the bronchi
Origin of bronchioleModern Latin bronchiolum, diminutive of Late Latin bronchia, the bronchi
Any of the fine, thin-walled, tubular extensions of a bronchus.
Origin of bronchioleFrench, from New Latin bronchiola, diminutive of Latin bronchus; see bronchus.
- (anatomy) Any of the small branches of a bronchus.