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bronchiectasis

Pronunciation: brong′kē-ek′tă-sis

Definition: Chronic dilation of bronchi or bronchioles as a sequel of inflammatory disease or obstruction often associated with heavy sputum production.

Synonym(s): bronchiectasia

[bronchi- + G. ektasis, a stretching]

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