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plural of bronchus.
either of the two main branches of the trachea.
Historical Examples

Elementary Zoology, Second Edition Vernon L. Kellogg
An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. IV (of 4) William Kirby
A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis James Campbell Todd
A Synopsis of the Birds of North America John James Audubon
Special Report on Diseases of the Horse United States Department of Agriculture
Disease and Its Causes William Thomas Councilman
Development of the Digestive Canal of the American Alligator Albert M. Reese
Plague Thomas Wright Jackson
Poisons: Their Effects and Detection Alexander Wynter Blyth
Form and Function E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell

the plural of bronchus
noun (pl) -chi (-kaɪ)
either of the two main branches of the trachea, which contain cartilage within their walls
Plural bronchi (brŏng’kī’, brŏng’kē’)
Either of the two main branches of the trachea that lead to the lungs, where they divide into smaller branches.


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