: A procedure that permits the doctor to see the breathing
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Inspection of the interior of the tracheobronchial tree through a bronchoscope.

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bron·chos·co·py brän-'käs-kə-pē, bräŋ- n, pl -pies the use of a bronchoscope in the examination or treatment of the bronchi

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bron·chos·co·py (brong-kosґkə-pe) [broncho- + -scopy] examination of the bronchi through a bronchoscope.

Bronchoscopy of the lower end of the trachea and its main branches.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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