(Bron*chit"ic) a. Of or pertaining to bronchitis; as, bronchitic inflammation.
(Bron*chi"tis) n. [Bronchus + -itis.] (Med.) Inflammation, acute or chronic, of the bronchial
tubes or any part of them.
(Bron"cho) n. [Sp. bronco rough, wild.] A native or a Mexican horse of small size. [Western
(Bron"cho*cele) n. [Gr. windpipe + tumor.] (Med.) See Goiter.
(Bron*choph"o*ny) n. [Gr. windpipe + sound.] A modification of the voice sounds, by
which they are intensified and heightened in pitch; observed in auscultation of the chest in certain
cases of intro-thoracic disease.
(Bron`cho-pneu*mo"ni*a) n. [Bronchus + pneumonia.] (Med.) Inflammation of
the bronchi and lungs; catarrhal pneumonia.
(Bron"cho*tome) n. [Gr. windpipe + to cut.] (Surg.) An instrument for cutting into the
(Bron*chot"o*my) n. (Surg.) An incision into the windpipe or larynx, including the operations
of tracheotomy and laryngotomy.
(||Bron"chus) n.; pl. Bronchi [NL., fr. Gr. windpipe. Cf. Bronchia.] (Anat.) One of the
subdivisions of the trachea or windpipe; esp. one of the two primary divisions.
(Bron"co) n. Same as Broncho.
(Brond) n. [See Brand.] A sword. [Obs.]
(Bron"to*lite Bron"to*lith) n. -lite, -lith.]> An aërolite. [R.]
(Bron*tol"o*gy) n. [Gr. thunder + -logy.] A treatise upon thunder.
(||Bron`to*sau"rus) n. [NL., fr. Gr. thunder + lizard.] (Paleon.) A genus of American
jurassic dinosaurs. A length of sixty feet is believed to have been attained by these reptiles.
(||Bron`to*the"ri*um) n. [NL., fr. Gr. thunder + beast.] (Paleon.) A genus of large extinct
mammals from the miocene strata of western North America. They were allied to the rhinoceros, but
the skull bears a pair of powerful horn cores in front of the orbits, and the fore feet were four-toed. See
Illustration in Appendix.
(||Bron`to*zo"um) n. [NL., fr. Gr. thunder + animal.] (Paleon.) An extinct animal of large
size, known from its three-toed footprints in Mesozoic sandstone.
The tracks made by these reptiles are found eighteen inches in length, and were formerly referred to
gigantic birds; but the discovery of large bipedal three-toed dinosaurs has suggested that they were made
by those reptiles.
(Bronze) n. [F. bronze, fr. It. bronzo brown, fr. OHG. brn, G. braun. See Brown, a.]
1. An alloy of copper and tin, to which small proportions of other metals, especially zinc, are sometimes
added. It is hard and sonorous, and is used for statues, bells, cannon, etc., the proportions of the ingredients
being varied to suit the particular purposes. The varieties containing the higher proportions of tin are
brittle, as in bell metal and speculum metal.