Meaning of “bronchus” in the English Dictionary

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"bronchus" in British English

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bronchusnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbrɒŋ.kəs/ us /ˈbrɑːŋ.kəs/ plural bronchi uk /-kaɪ/ us specialized

Examples from literature

  • Examine one bronchus, carefully dissecting away the lung tissue with curved scissors. 
  • Parts of the lungs have been removed to show the branching of the air tubes or bronchi which pass into them. 
  • The presence of vomited matters in the trachea and bronchi is a valuable sign of drowning. 
  • The root of the lung, as it is called, is formed by the bronchi, two pulmonary arteries, and two pulmonary veins. 
  • The windpipe between the larynx and the bronchi. 

(Definition of “bronchus” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)