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larynx vs. trachea

[ lar-ingks ]
  1. a muscular and cartilaginous structure lined with mucous membrane at the upper part of the trachea in humans, in which the vocal cords are located.
  2. Zoology.
    1. a similar vocal organ in other mammals.
    2. a corresponding structure in certain lower animals.
[ trey-kee-uh or, especially British, truh-kee-uh ]
  1. 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.
  2. (in insects and other arthropods) one of the air-conveying tubes of the respiratory system.
  3. vessel (def. 5).

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