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bronchitis: Meaning and Definition of

bron•chi•tis

Pronunciation: (brong-k?'tis), [key]
? n. Pathol.
  1. acute or chronic inflammation of the membrane lining of the bronchial tubes, caused by respiratory infection or exposure to bronchial irritants, as cigarette smoke.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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