bronchus

Pronunciation: (BRON-kus)

A large airway that leads from the trachea (windpipe) to a lung. The plural of bronchus is bronchi.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

Caption: Anatomy of the respiratory system, showing the trachea and both lungs and their lobes and airways. Lymph nodes and the diaphragm are also shown. Oxygen is inhaled into the lungs and passes through the thin membranes of the alveoli and into the bloodstream (see inset).

Date last modified: 2014-10-28