bronchial

Pronunciation: (BRON-kee-ul)

Having to do with the bronchi, which are the larger air passages of the lungs, including those that lead from the trachea (windpipe) to the lungs and those within the lungs.

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).

2003-02-21 Date last modified: 2006-11-07