Origin: Anc Greek
βρόγχια/brochia(=windpipe, throat) > βρύν/vrin(=suck, swallow)
+ (-ίτις)/-tis(=a suffix used in pathological terms that denote inflammation of an organ)
In 1808 by English phycisian Charles Badham, (1780 –1845) who described and named it.
Bronchitis is chronic or acute inflammation of the mucous membranes of the of either of two main branches of the trachea into lungs that is caused by viruses, bacteria and exposure to dangerous fumes.