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Pronunciation: brong′kō-rē′ă

Definition: Excessive secretions from the bronchial mucosa, resulting in copious production of thin sputum and most often due to diffuse bronchoalveolar carcinoma or pulmonary alveolar proteinosis.

[broncho- + G. rhoia, a flow]

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