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Definition of "bronchiectasis" [bronchiectasis]

  • Chronic dilatation of the bronchial tubes. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "bronchiectasis" in a sentence
  • "She had been ill for years with bronchiectasis, an uncommon degenerative lung disease which she fought with exercises, diet, medication and willpower."
  • "In 1993, and again recently, he had mild bronchiectasis which sometimes has mild secondary infection."
  • "In 1993, he was also seen by a specialist in pulmonology in the private sector and it was favoured that he has some bronchiectasis and fibrosis of his left lung due to the previous tuberculosis."