Exercise 9

You have seen the term bronchiectasis (bronch = bronchial tubes of the lung) + (-estasis = expansion, dilatation). This is a condition characterized by the chronic dilatation of the bronchi. The suffix -ectasis means dilatation; the suffix -stenosis means constriction or narrowing. Therefore, a condition opposite to bronchiectasis would be bronchostenosis — the stricture or abnormal diminution of the caliber (diameter) of the bronchi.

Select the word which is described in each of the following statements.

  1. Emphysema, abnormal swelling or inflation of the lungs, is known as:
  2. A tumor located near an artery could expand causing the artery to be constricted. Such a condition would be known as: