respiratory tract


n.

The air passages from the nose to the pulmonary alveoli, including the pharynx, larynx, trachea, and bronchi.

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Cultural definitions for respiratory tract

respiratory tract

The path that air follows as it is inhaled and directed into the lungs. The respiratory tract includes the nose and nasal passages, the throat and trachea, and the bronchial tubes.

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