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bron·chi·a

(brong'kē-ă),
Plural of bronchium.
[G. pl. of bronchion, dim. of bronchos, trachea]
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bronchia

(brŏng′kē-ə)
n.
Plural of bronchium.
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bron·chi·a

(brong'kē-ă)
The smaller divisions of the bronchi.
See also: bronchus, bronchiole
[G. pl. of bronchion, dim. of bronchos, trachea]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

bron·chi·a

(brong'kē-ă)
The smaller divisions of the bronchi.
See also: bronchus, bronchiole
[G. pl. of bronchion, dim. of bronchos, trachea]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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