Definition of bronchiolitis in English:

bronchiolitis

noun

Medicine
  • [mass noun] Inflammation of the bronchioles.

    • ‘Respiratory syncytial virus outbreaks of bronchiolitis and pneumonia are more common in children's wards and rare in immunocompetent adults.’
    • ‘Bronchodilator drugs are drugs help to relieve breathing difficulties caused by asthma, bronchitis and bronchiolitis.’
    • ‘RSV could cause bronchiolitis, otitis media (ear infection), or pneumonia.’
    • ‘We've looked at over 400 different specimens, all from children with bronchiolitis and pneumonia and other respiratory symptoms.’
    • ‘During the acute stage of disease, the histologic appearance consists of a combination of bronchiolitis and alveolitis with granuloma formation.’

Pronunciation:

bronchiolitis

/ˌbrɒŋkɪəˈlʌɪtɪs/