bronchiole

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bronchiole

any of the smallest bronchial tubes, usually ending in alveoli

bronchiole

[′bräŋ·kē‚ōl]
(anatomy)
A small, thin-walled branch of a bronchus, usually terminating in alveoli.
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His system relies on an engineering trick involving plastic tubing that mimics the action of bronchia in lungs.
Gosset N et al did study on tree-in-bud pattern and it was found that tree-in-bud is indication of endo and peribronchial disorder with dilatation, bronchial wall thickening, peribronchial inflammation and impaction of bronchia l lumen with mucus, pus and fluid and is found in variety of disorders including infections (bacterial, fungal, viral, parasitic) (15).
The tumor metastasized from her right lung, wrapped itself around the bronchia and began to attach to her heart.