bronchiole

(redirected from Respiratory bronchioles)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.
Related to Respiratory bronchioles: Alveolar ducts

bron·chi·ole

 (brŏng′kē-ōl′)
n.
Any of the fine, thin-walled, tubular extensions of a bronchus.

[French, from New Latin bronchiola, diminutive of Latin bronchus; see bronchus.]

bron′chi·o′lar (-ō′lər) adj.

bronchiole

(ˈbrɒŋkɪˌəʊl)
n
(Anatomy) any of the smallest bronchial tubes, usually ending in alveoli
[C19: from New Latin bronchiolum, diminutive of Late Latin bronchium, singular of bronchia]
bronchiolar adj

bron•chi•ole

(ˈbrɒŋ kiˌoʊl)

n.
a small branch of a bronchus.
[1865–70; < New Latin bronchiolum=bronchi(a) (see bronchial) + -olum -ole1]
bron`chi•o′lar, adj.

bron·chi·ole

(brŏng′kē-ōl′)
Any of the small, thin-walled tubes that branch from a bronchus and end in the alveolar sacs of the lung.

bronchiole

A tiny subdivision of a bronchus, ending in the little air sacs called alveoli.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bronchiole - any of the smallest bronchial ducts; ending in alveoli
duct, epithelial duct, canal, channel - a bodily passage or tube lined with epithelial cells and conveying a secretion or other substance; "the tear duct was obstructed"; "the alimentary canal"; "poison is released through a channel in the snake's fangs"
lower respiratory tract - the bronchi and lungs
Translations

bron·chi·ole

n. bronquiolo, una de las ramas menores del árbol bronquial.

bronchiole

n bronquiolo
References in periodicals archive ?
The main pathologic findings in respiratory bronchiolitis-associated interstitial lung disease are respiratory bronchiolitis, with lightly pigmented macrophages and mild inflammatory changes that are primarily centered on respiratory bronchioles.
The Canals of Lambert are respiratory bronchiolar communications that allow for gas flow between respiratory bronchioles.
2) In asthma, prior studies using HRCT have commonly demonstrated small airway abnormalities such as prominent centrilobular shadows, which reflect mucous plugging and inflammation, or remodeling in the respiratory bronchioles.
As such, elastin fibres as a marker of necrosis of intra-alveolar septa, blood vessels and respiratory bronchioles resulting from pulmonary infection or inflammation might allow the diagnosis of lung necrosis in the absence of CT scans of the chest or overt cavitation.
3] and PM, which are known to target respiratory bronchioles (Camner et al.
As terminal bronchioles penetrate more deeply into the lungs, they divide into microscopic respiratory bronchioles.
Alveolar Duct--The opening through which air passes between the respiratory bronchioles and the alveoli.
Respiratory bronchioles have occassional alveoli budding from their walls, while alveolar ducts are completely lined with alveoli.
Respiratory bronchioles have alveoli budding from their walls, the number of which increases distally.
After the terminal bronchiole, the following seven generations of dichotomous divisions are called respiratory bronchioles and serve the gas-exchanging parenchyma consisting of budding alveoli.
1985) to evaluate airway wall fibrosis and airway wall muscle in the membranous bronchioles (MBs) and respiratory bronchioles (RBs).