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bron·chi·ec·ta·sis

 (brŏng′kē-ĕk′tə-sĭs)
n.
Chronic dilatation of the bronchial tubes.

[Greek bronkhia, bronchial tubes (from bronkhos, windpipe) + Greek ektasis, extension (ek-, out; see ecto- + tasis, a stretching, from teinein, ta-, to stretch; see ten- in Indo-European roots).]

bronchiectasis

(ˌbrɒŋkɪˈɛktəsɪs)
n
(Pathology) chronic dilation of the bronchi or bronchial tubes, which often become infected
[C19: from bronchi- + Greek ektasis a stretching]

bron•chi•ec•ta•sis

(ˌbrɒŋ kiˈɛk tə sɪs)

n.
a chronic disease of the bronchial tubes characterized by distention and paroxysmal coughing.
[1875–80; bronchi(a) + Greek éktasis stretching out]
Translations

bron·chi·ec·ta·sis

[MIM*211400]
n. bronquiectasia, dilatación crónica de los bronquios debida a una obstrucción o a una condición inflamatoria.

bronchiectasis

n bronquiectasia
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