bronchial tubes


noun

  1. a bronchus or any of its ramifications or branches.

pl n

  1. the bronchi or their smaller divisions

n.

  1. Any of the smaller divisions of the bronchi of the lung.

  1. A bronchus or any of the tubes branching from a bronchus. The bronchial tubes decrease in size as they descend into the lungs.

The system of tubelike structures that connects the trachea to the lungs. (See respiratory system.)

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