Bronchiectasis meaning

brŏngkē-ĕktə-sĭs
An irreversible, chronic enlargement of certain bronchial tubes.
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(medicine) Abnormal permanent dilation of the bronchial tubes.
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Chronic dilatation of the bronchial tubes.
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Chronic dilatation of the bronchial tubes.
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Origin of bronchiectasis

  • Greek bronkhia bronchial tubes (from bronkhos windpipe) Greek ektasis extension (ek- out ecto–) (tasis a stretching) (from teinein ta- to stretch ten- in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • bronchi- +‎ ectasis

    From Wiktionary