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The right bronchus is larger in diameter and enters the right ling at a steeper angle than the left bronchus. The left bronchus is smaller to accommodate the left side of the heart which is larger than the right.

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Hemihypertrophy or hemihyperplasia is the condition where one side of the body grows larger than the other. It is not known what causes it, but it is thought to be genetic.

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no, left bronchus is longer than right bronchus. left bronchus is 5 cm long and right bronchus is 2.5cm long

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Because the heart is situated slightly to the right, decreasing the amount of space the right lung has to occupy.

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Because the chest cavity has to allow for the space the heart takes up.

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left side has heart, right doesn't

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