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bronchi

 [brong´ki] (L.)
plural of bronchus.

bron·chi

(brong'kī),
Plural of bronchus.

bronchi

/bron·chi/ (brong´ki) plural of bronchus.

bronchi

(brŏng′kī′, -kē′)
n.
Plural of bronchus

bronchus

[brong′kəs] pl. bronchi [-kī]
Etymology: L; Gk, bronchos, windpipe
any one of several large air passages in the lungs through which pass inhaled air and exhaled air. Each bronchus has a wall consisting of three layers. The outermost is made of dense fibrous tissue, reinforced with cartilage. The middle layer is a network of smooth muscle. The innermost layer consists of ciliated mucous membrane. Kinds of bronchi are lobar bronchus (secondary bronchus), primary bronchus, and segmental bronchus (tertiary bronchus). Also called bronchial tube. See also bronchiole. bronchial, adj.

bronchi

Plural of bronchus, the large-bore air passages that lead from the trachea to the lungs. The bronchi are lined by ciliated columnar cells and mucus cells designed to rid the lungs of particulate debris, and ensheathed in muscle and cartilage.

bron·chi

(brong'kī)
Plural of bronchus.

Bronchi

Two main branches of the trachea that go into the lungs. This then further divides into the bronchioles and alveoli.

bronchi

plural of bronchus.
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