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bronchiole

Pronunciation: brong′kē-ōl

Definition: One of approximately six generations of increasingly finer subdivisions of the bronchi, all smaller than 1 mm in diameter, and having no cartilage in its wall, but relatively abundant smooth muscle and elastic fibers.

Synonym(s): bronchiolusTA

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