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 (brŏng′kī′, -kē′)
Plural of bronchus.
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(Anatomy) the plural of bronchus
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(ˈbrɒŋ kəs)

n., pl. -chi (-kē, -kī).
either of the two branches of the trachea that extend into the lungs.
[1700–10; < New Latin < Greek brónchos windpipe]
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In recent years, with the development of respiratory endoscopy techniques, bronchoscopy that allows direct visualization of trachea and bronchi has been widely used and has become the major means of removal of airway foreign body.
I could not conclude he had an outbreak of gapeworms because no postmortem examination was done to assess the condition of the voice box (larynx), trachea, bronchi and the lungs of the dead birds.I, however, told him gape worm infestation was not the only disease that could cause respiratory problems in turkeys.
Severe asthma causes inflammation and constriction of the smooth muscle in the small tubes (bronchi) of the lungs.
The lungs are full of tiny branching airways known as bronchi. Oxygen travels through these airways, ends up in tiny sacs called alveoli, and from there it's absorbed into the bloodstream.
The bronchi were divided into the primary, secondary and tertiary bronchi.
First of all, as we blocked the left upper lobe bronchus (corresponding to the segment bronchi LB1-5), the air leak was stopped entirely.
Thoracic computed tomography (CT) scan and angiogram showed a soft tissue mass in the middle mediastinum, compressing the carina and proximal part of the right and left main bronchi, more pronounced on the left main bronchus (Figure 2).
Bronchoscopic images of the almond (foreign body) in the left main stem and LLL bronchi [(c)-(f); yellow arrows].
This work aimed to characterize the posterior respiratory apparatus of Inia geoffrensis and Sotalia fluviatilis, from macroscopic and microscopic analysis of the trachea, bronchi and lungs.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Nov 16 (ANI): COPD is a respiratory disease in which the wind pipes (bronchi) are narrowed resulting in limitation of the airflow.
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