Definition of Bronchioles

1. Noun. (plural of bronchiole) ¹

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Definition of Bronchioles

1. bronchiole [n] - See also: bronchiole

Medical Definition of Bronchioles

1. The tiny branches of air tubes within the lungs which are the continuation of bronchi and connect to the alveoli (air sacs). (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bronchioles

bronchiectasia sicca
bronchiolar adenocarcinoma
bronchiolar carcinoma
bronchiolar exocrine cell
bronchioles (current term)
bronchioli respiratorii
bronchiolitis fibrosa obliterans
bronchiolitis obliterans
bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia
bronchiolitis obliterans with organizing pneumonia
bronchiolo-alveolar carcinoma
bronchioloalveolar adenocarcinoma
bronchiolus terminalis

Literary usage of Bronchioles

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Journal of Experimental Medicine by Rockefeller University, Rockefeller Institute, Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research (1920)
"In the peripheral portions of the lobe many of the alveoli are air-containing, while others lying adjacent to the vessels, pleura, and bronchioles contain ..."

2. A Text-book of Histology by Alexander A. Böhm, M. von Davidoff (1904)
"C THE BRONCHI, THEIR BRANCHES, AND THE bronchioles. The primary bronchi and their branches show the same general structure as the trachea, showing, however, ..."

3. A Text Book of Physiology by Michael Foster (1899)
"As one of these bronchia plunging into a lobule divides into bronchioles, the columnar cells of the mucous membrane lose their cilia, become shorter so as ..."

4. Experimental Pharmacology by Dennis Emerson Jackson (1917)
"What relation does a dilatation of the bronchioles bear to the pulmonary pressure? ... (Spinal Dog, or Cat: bronchioles.) (Bladder contractions may also be ..."

5. The Nomenclature of Diseases by Royal College of Physicians of London (1918)
"t DISEASES OF BRONCHI AND bronchioles. inflammation of mucous membrane (acute or ... Dilatation of bronchioles. Synonym, Bronchiolectasis. Obstruction. ..."

6. The British Journal of Children's Diseases (1908)
"microscopical sections showed inflammation of the bronchioles, ... Here also, however, the dilated bronchioles looked like small and medium- sized grey ..."

7. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1919)
"In the smaller bronchioles these assume a pseudomembranous character. They extend into the still smaller bronchioles as solid plugs, completely closing the ..."

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