Bronchitis definition

brŏng-kītĭs, brŏn-
An inflammation of the mucous lining of the bronchial tubes.
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Chronic or acute inflammation of the mucous membrane of the bronchial tubes.
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Inflammation of the mucous membrane of the bronchial tubes, often as a result of a cold or other viral infection. Smoking is also a common cause of chronic bronchitis.
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Chronic or acute inflammation of the mucous membrane of the bronchial tubes.
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(uncountable) An inflammation of the bronchi of the lungs, that causes the cilia of the bronchial epithelial cells to stop functioning.
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(countable) An occurrence of, a case (patient) of, or a type of bronchitis.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
bronchitis
Plural:
bronchitides, bronchitises

Origin of bronchitis

  • Late Latin bronchus, from Ancient Greek βρόγχος (bronkhos, “windpipe”) + -itis.

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