Anatomy, Zoology. the tube in humans and other air-breathing vertebrates extending from the larynx to the bronchi, serving as the principal passage for conveying air to and from the lungs; the windpipe.
(in insects and other arthropods) one of the air-conveying tubes of the respiratory system.
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How to use trachea in a sentence
Ginger was barely able to speak around the tube in her trachea, but after a few days in which no one brought the baby to her, she couldn’t wait any longer.“God, No, Not Another Case.” COVID-Related Stillbirths Didn’t Have to Happen. | by Duaa Eldeib | August 4, 2022 | ProPublica
A plastic tube lodged in his trachea was the only thing keeping him alive.From G.I. to Eye Candy: War Vet Alex Minsky’s Model Turn | Itay Hod | March 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
No one has heard the Bolivarian leader speak a word (due to a surgical tube in his trachea, officials parry).
A view of the lower part of the trachea, dividing into the main bronchial tubes, which again branch into a tree-like form.Voice Production in Singing and Speaking | Wesley Mills
Again, the air-tubes or tracheæ of insects are, like the trachea and bronchi of many Vertebrates, air-breathing organs.Form and Function | E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell
At the anterior end of the trachea we find already formed in the amphibia the larynx, the important organ of voice and speech.The Wonders of Life | Ernst Haeckel
An ordinary canula is placed in the trachea and the wounds are dressed.
If the wound be in the middle line it is impossible to miss the trachea.
British Dictionary definitions for trachea
anatomy zoology the membranous tube with cartilaginous rings that conveys inhaled air from the larynx to the bronchi: Nontechnical name: windpipe
any of the tubes in insects and related animals that convey air from the spiracles to the tissues
- tracheal or tracheate, adjective
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Scientific definitions for trachea
The tube in vertebrate animals that leads from the larynx to the bronchial tubes and carries air to the lungs. In mammals the trachea is strengthened by rings of cartilage. Also called windpipe
Any of the tiny tubes originating from the spiracles of many terrestrial arthropods and forming a branching network that brings air directly to body cells.
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Cultural definitions for trachea
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