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broncholith

Pronunciation: brong′kō-lith

Definition: A hard concretion in a bronchus, usually resulting from the erosion of a tuberculous or other granulomatous lymph node through the bronchial wall into the lumen.

Synonym(s): bronchial calculus

[broncho- + G. lithos, stone]

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