windpipe

[ wind-pahyp ]
/ ˈwɪndˌpaɪp /

noun

the trachea of an air-breathing vertebrate.

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Origin of windpipe

First recorded in 1520–30; wind1 + pipe1
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British Dictionary definitions for windpipe

windpipe
/ (ˈwɪndˌpaɪp) /

noun

a nontechnical name for trachea (def. 1) Related adjective: tracheal
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Medical definitions for windpipe

windpipe
[ wĭndpīp′ ]

n.

trachea
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Scientific definitions for windpipe

windpipe
[ wĭndpīp′ ]

See trachea.
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