Bronchiectasis



a diseased condition in which a bronchus or the bronchi are distended, characterized by paroxysmal coughing and copious expectoration of sputum.
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Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 4 Various
A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis James Campbell Todd

noun
chronic dilation of the bronchi or bronchial tubes, which often become infected
n.
bron’chi·ec·tat’ic (-ěk-tāt’ĭk) or bron’chi·ec·ta’sic (-tā’sĭk, -zĭk) adj.

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