bronchovesicular
Relating to the bronchi and alveoli in the lungs, especially as regards lung sound heard by auscultation. SYN: bronchoalveolar.

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bron·cho·ve·sic·u·lar (brong″ko-vĕ-sikґu-lər) 1. bronchoalveolar. 2. vesiculobronchial.

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