Words nearby tracheo-
WORDS THAT USE TRACHEO-
What does tracheo- mean?
Tracheo– is a combining form used like a prefix meaning “trachea.” The trachea is more commonly known as the windpipe; it is the part of the throat that conveys air to and from the lungs. It is often used in medical terms, especially in anatomy and pathology.
Tracheo– comes from the Greek phrase artēría trācheîa, meaning “rough artery” or “windpipe” (trācheîa specifically meaning “rough”). A close Latin translation of trācheîa, meaning “rough,” is asper, meaning “jagged, rugged,” which is the source of asperity and exasperate. Find out what asperity and exasperate have to do with roughness at our entries for both words.
What are variants of tracheo-?
Examples of tracheo-
One example of a medical term that uses tracheo– is tracheotomy, “the operation of cutting into the trachea.”
The tracheo– part of the word means “trachea,” and the –tomy part of the word means “cutting, incision,” from Greek –tomia. Tracheotomy literally translates to “trachea incision.”
What are some words that use the combining form tracheo-?
- tracheophyte (using the equivalent form of tracheo– in Latin)
What are some other forms that tracheo– may be commonly confused with?
How to use tracheo- in a sentence
Tracheo-fissure is more reliable, and should always be performed when there is any suspicion of malignancy.
Its internal administration in bronchial and tracheo-laryngeal catarrh is so old that it has several times been obsolete.