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tracheal muscle

n.

The band of smooth muscular fibers in the membrane of the trachea, connecting posteriorly the ends of the tracheal cartilage.

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Nearby words

trache-, trachea, tracheae, tracheal, tracheal cartilage, tracheal muscle, tracheal ring, tracheal tube, tracheal tugging, tracheal vein, tracheary element
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