Having to do with the bronchi, which are the larger air passages of the lungs, including those that lead from the trachea (windpipe) to the lungs and those within the lungs.

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  • Bronchial — Bron chi*al, a. [Cf. F. bronchial. See {Bronchia}.] (Anat.) Belonging to the bronchi and their ramifications in the lungs. [1913 Webster] {Bronchial arteries}, branches of the descending aorta, accompanying the bronchia in all their ramifications …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bronchial — c.1735, from L.L. bronchus, from Gk. bronkhos windpipe, throat + AL (Cf. al) (1). bronchial tubes is from 1847 …   Etymology dictionary

  • Bronchial... — Bronchial..., so v.w. Bronch...; daher [336] Bronchialarterien u. Bronchialvenen, so v.w. Luftröhrenarterien u. Luftröhrenvenen …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Bronchial — Bronchiāl (grch.), was auf die Luftröhre Bezug hat. Bronchialasthma, Bronchialkrampf, Atemnot bei nervösem Krampf der Luftröhrenmuskeln; Bronchialdrüsen, Lymphdrüsen am Eintritt der Luftröhrenäste in die Lunge …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • bronchial — bronchial, ale [bʀɔ̃ʃjal] adj. ÉTYM. 1666; de bronche. ❖ ♦ Vx. Qui a rapport aux bronches. ⇒ Bronchique. 0 Une artère bronchiale inconnue au plus grand scrutateur du poumon (…) Fontenelle, Éloge des Académiciens, Ruysch …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • bronchial — bronchial, ale (bron chi al, a l ) adj. Qui a rapport aux bronches. Les arcs bronchiaux. Bronchique est plus employé. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Bronche …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • bronchial — BRONCHIAL, ALE. adj. Terme d Anatomie. Qui appartient aux bronches du poumon. Veine bronchiale …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • bronchial — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relating to the bronchi or bronchioles …   English terms dictionary

  • bronchial — [bräŋ′kē əl] adj. of or pertaining to the bronchi or bronchioles …   English World dictionary

  • bronchial — bron|chi|al [ˈbrɔŋkiəl US ˈbra:ŋ ] adj medical [Date: 1700 1800; : Modern Latin; Origin: bronchialis, from bronchia bronchial tubes , from Greek, from bronchos main brochial tube ] affecting the bronchial tubes ▪ a bronchial infection …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bronchial — [[t]brɒ̱ŋkiəl[/t]] ADJ: ADJ n Bronchial means affecting or concerned with the bronchial tubes. [MEDICAL] When he was eight, he got ill with bronchial asthma …   English dictionary

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