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bronchial tubes

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Definition either of the two main branches of the trachea
  • It makes him start to hyperventilate, which makes his bronchial tubes begin to constrict.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • When, on a day after a trip to collect coal, I cough once, loudly, through bronchial tubes already packed tight with phlegm, my mother frowns.
    Toni Morrison  --  The Bluest Eye
  • The director of CERN, Maximilian Kohler, opened his eyes to the cool rush of cromolyn and leukotriene in his body, dilating his bronchial tubes and pulmonary capillaries.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • In obedience to a long-established habit, the Wellands had left the previous week for St. Augustine, where, out of regard for the supposed susceptibility of Mr. Welland's bronchial tubes, they always spent the latter part of the winter.
    Edith Wharton  --  The Age of Innocence
  • At first, she gave him every excuse—she couldn't possibly leave Lydia alone, Lydia was sick, there was some congestion in her lungs or bronchial tubes, and it was out of the question that Lydia could go out to a play; furthermore, Grandmother argued, it being Christmas Eve, she had allowed Ethel to visit her next of kin (Ethel would be gone for Christmas Day, and the next day, too), and surely Dan knew how Lydia hated to be left alone with Germaine.
    John Irving  --  A Prayer for Owen Meany

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