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respiratory bronchioles


Definition: the smallest bronchioles (0.5 mm in diameter) that connect the terminal bronchioles to alveolar ducts; alveoli rise from part of the wall, thus permitting the exchange of gases.

Synonym(s): bronchioli respiratorii

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