n.; pl. bronchi
any of the air passages beyond the trachea (windpipe) that has cartilage and mucous glands in its wall . The trachea divides into two main bronchi, which divide successively into five lobar bronchi, 20 segmental bronchi, and two or three more divisions. See also bronchiole.
bronchial adj.

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  • Bronchus — Bron chus, n.; pl. {Bronchi}. [NL., fr. Gr. ? windpipe. Cf. {Bronchia}.] (Anat.) One of the subdivisions of the trachea or windpipe; esp. one of the two primary divisions. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bronchus — (v. gr.), Luftröhrenaft, deren es zwei (Bronchi) gibt, indem die Luftröhre sich gabelförmig für die rechte u. für die linke Lunge theilt …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Bronchus — (griech.), Kehle, Luftröhre, im engern Sinne die beiden Äste der letztern (s. Luftröhre) …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • bronchus — 1706 (pl. bronchi), from Gk. bronkhos the wind pipe …   Etymology dictionary

  • bronchus — ► NOUN (pl. bronchi) ▪ any of the major air passages of the lungs which diverge from the windpipe. ORIGIN Greek bronkhos windpipe …   English terms dictionary

  • bronchus — [bräŋ′kəs] n. pl. bronchi [bräŋ′kī΄] [ModL < Gr bronchos, windpipe] any of the major air passageways of the lungs; esp., either of the two main branches of the trachea, or windpipe: see LUNG …   English World dictionary

  • Bronchus — Infobox Anatomy Name = Bronchus Latin = GraySubject = 237 GrayPage = 1084 Caption = Conducting passages. Caption2 = Front view of cartilages of larynx, trachea, and bronchi. Precursor = System = respiratory Artery = bronchial artery Vein =… …   Wikipedia

  • Bronchus — Bronchialsystem, Bronchien in verschiedenen Farben dargestellt Mit Bronchialsystem werden die Luftwege in der Lunge zusammengefasst, es zählt zum anatomischen Totraum …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Bronchus — Brọn|chus [aus gr. βρογχος = Luftröhre] m; , ...chen (in fachspr. Fügungen: ...chi): (rechter u. linker) Hauptast der Luftröhre. Brọn|chus dẹxter vgl. Bronchus principalis dexter. Brọn|chus lin|gula̱ris infe̱rior bzw. supe̱rior [zu ↑Lingula] …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

  • bronchus — UK [ˈbrɒŋkəs] / US [ˈbrɑŋkəs] noun [countable] Word forms bronchus : singular bronchus plural bronchi medical one of the two main tubes coming from your trachea that carry air into your lungs. It has many smaller tubes called bronchioles… …   English dictionary

  • Bronchus — Bron|chus der; , Plur. ...chen, fachspr. auch ...chi <über lat. bronchus aus gr. brógchos »Kehle; Luftröhre«>: a) [rechter od. linker] Hauptast der Luftröhre (Anat.); b) (in fachspr. Fügungen) svw. ↑Bronchie …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

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