Meaning of bronchiectasis

bron•chi•ec•ta•sis

Pronunciation: (brong"kē-ek'tu-sis), [key]
— n. Pathol.
  1. a diseased condition in which a bronchus or the bronchi are distended, characterized by paroxysmal coughing and copious expectoration of sputum.
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