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lobar bronchi

 

Definition: the secondary divisions of the main (primary) bronchi that supply the lobes of the lungs; superior lobar bronchi (bronchus lobaris superior [TA]); middle lobar bronchi (bronchus lobaris medius [TA]); and inferior lobar bronchi (bronchus lobaris inferior [TA]) are the three lobar bronchi on the right; superior lobar bronchi (bronchus lobaris superior [TA]) and inferior lobar bronchi (bronchus lobaris inferior [TA]) are the two on the left. The lobar bronchi divide into (tertiary) segmental bronchi.

Synonym(s): bronchi lobares, bronchus lobaris medius, bronchus lobaris superior, bronchus lobaris inferiorTA

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