Bronchus definition

brŏngkəs
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Either of two main branches of the trachea, leading directly to the lungs.
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Any of the major air passageways of the lungs; esp., either of the two main branches of the trachea, or windpipe.
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Either of two main branches of the trachea, leading directly to the lungs.
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Either of the two main branches of the trachea that lead to the lungs, where they divide into smaller branches.
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Either of two airways, which are primary branches of the trachea, leading directly into the lungs.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
bronchus
Plural:
bronchi

Origin of bronchus

  • New Latin from Greek bronkhos windpipe

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