Bron"chi*al (?), a. [Cf. F. bronchial. See Bronchia.] Anat.
Belonging to the bronchi and their ramifications in the lungs.
Bronchial arteries, branches of the descending aorta, accompanying the bronchia in all their ramifications. -- Bronchial cells, the air cells terminating the bronchia. -- Bronchial glands, glands whose functions are unknown, seated along the bronchia. -- Bronchial membrane, the mucous membrane lining the bronchia. -- Bronchial tube, the bronchi, or the bronchia.
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