Definition of Bronchiole

1. Noun. Any of the smallest bronchial ducts; ending in alveoli.

Generic synonyms: Canal, Channel, Duct, Epithelial Duct
Group relationships: Lower Respiratory Tract
Derivative terms: Bronchiolar



Definition of Bronchiole

1. n. A minute bronchial tube.

Definition of Bronchiole

1. Noun. (anatomy) Any of the small branches of a bronchus. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bronchiole

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Bronchiole

1. This refers to the smaller airways in the lungs. A minute subdivisions of the bronchi that terminate in the alveoli (oxygen exchange apparatus). (13 Nov 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bronchiole

bronchially
bronchic
bronchic cells
bronchiectases
bronchiectasia
bronchiectasia sicca
bronchiectatic
bronchiloquy
bronchioalveolar
bronchiogenic
bronchiolar
bronchiolar adenocarcinoma
bronchiolar carcinoma
bronchiolar exocrine cell
bronchiole (current term)
bronchiolectasia
bronchiolectasis
bronchioles
bronchioli
bronchioli respiratorii
bronchiolitis
bronchiolitis fibrosa obliterans
bronchiolitis obliterans
bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia
bronchiolitis obliterans with organizing pneumonia
bronchiolo-
bronchiolo-alveolar carcinoma
bronchioloalveolar
bronchioloalveolar adenocarcinoma

Literary usage of Bronchiole

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1. A Text Book of Physiology by Michael Foster (1893)
"The more or less conical chamber of the infundibulum narrowing into its bronchiole is divided by a number of septa into secondary chambers of a ..."

2. A Text Book of Physiology by Michael Foster (1899)
"Each such bronchiole ends in an enlargement having more or less the form of an inverted cone, called an infundibulum. Each infundibulum repeats to a certain ..."

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