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The lobular bronchioles differ from the larger tubes in containing no cartilage and in the fact that the ciliated epithelial cells are cubical in shape. The lobular bronchioles are about 0.2 mm. in diameter.

Each bronchiole divides into two or more terminal bronchioles (respiratory bronchioles), with scattered alveoli, and each of these again divides into several alveolar ducts, with a greater number of alveoli connected with them.


This definition incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy (20th U.S. edition of Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body, published in 1918 – from http://www.bartleby.com/107/).

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