Bronchogenic means beginning in the bronchi. The
bronchi are types of small airways connected to the
lungs, which help people breathe. An example of
something described as bronchogenic is a
bronchogenic carcinoma, which is a type of lung cancer
beginning in the epithelium of the bronchi (or
bronchiole). Cancer is any of a large group of malignant
diseases characterized by an abnormal, uncontrolled
growth of new cells in one of the body organs or
The lungs and the bronchi.
Epithelium is a group of cells that occur in one or more layers, which cover the entire
surface of the body and line most of the hollow structures in it. Bronchioles are small
airways that branch off the other small airways connected to the lungs.
Another example of something described as bronchogenic is a bronchogenic cyst. A cyst
is an abnormal lump, swelling, or sac that contains fluid, a part solid material, or a gas,
and is covered with a membrane. Bronchogenic cysts are located close to the bronchi or
trachea (windpipe).Bronchogenic means the same thing as bronchogenic.
Bronchogenic comes from the Greek word “bronchus” meaning “windpipe,” and the Greek
word “genein” meaning “to produce.” Put the words together and you get “to produce