bronchitis

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Late Latin bronchus, from Ancient Greek βρόγχος (brónkhos, windpipe) + -itis.

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bronchitis (countable and uncountable, plural bronchitises or bronchitides)

  1. (uncountable) An inflammation of the bronchi of the lungs, that causes the cilia of the bronchial epithelial cells to stop functioning.
  2. (countable) An occurrence of, a case (patient) of, or a type of bronchitis.

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