bronchiectasis love

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Chronic dilatation of the bronchial tubes.

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  • n. Abnormal permanent dilation of the bronchial tubes.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In pathology, dilatation of the bronchial tubes as produced in phthisis and chronic bronchitis.

Etymologies

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).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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