Bronchiole meaning

brŏng'kē-ōl'
Any of the small subdivisions of the bronchi.
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Any of the fine, thin-walled, tubular extensions of a bronchus.
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Any of the fine, thin-walled, tubular extensions of a bronchus.
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Any of the small, thin-walled tubes that branch from a bronchus and end in the alveolar sacs of the lung.
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(anatomy) Any of the small branches of a bronchus.
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Origin of bronchiole

  • French from New Latin bronchiola diminutive of Latin bronchus bronchus
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition