Bronchiole definition

brŏngkē-ōl
Frequency:
Any of the small subdivisions of the bronchi.
noun
1
0
Any of the fine, thin-walled, tubular extensions of a bronchus.
noun
0
0
Any of the fine, thin-walled, tubular extensions of a bronchus.
noun
0
0
Any of the small, thin-walled tubes that branch from a bronchus and end in the alveolar sacs of the lung.
0
0
(anatomy) Any of the small branches of a bronchus.
noun
0
0
Advertisement

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
bronchiole
Plural:
bronchioles

Origin of bronchiole

  • French from New Latin bronchiola diminutive of Latin bronchus bronchus

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