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tra·che·a

 (trā′kē-ə)
n. pl. tra·che·ae (-kē-ē′) or tra·che·as
1. Anatomy A thin-walled, cartilaginous tube descending from the larynx to the bronchi and carrying air to the lungs. Also called windpipe.
2. Zoology One of the internal respiratory tubes of insects and some other terrestrial arthropods, which are connected to the spiracles and are used for gas exchange.
3. Botany A tracheary element.

[Middle English trache, from Medieval Latin trāchēa, from Late Latin trāchīa, from Greek (artēriā) trākheia, rough (artery), trachea (as opposed to the smooth vessels that carry blood and not air), feminine of trākhus, rough.]

tra′che·al adj.
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trachea

(trəˈkiːə)
n, pl -cheae (-ˈkiːiː)
1. (Anatomy) anatomy zoology the membranous tube with cartilaginous rings that conveys inhaled air from the larynx to the bronchi. Nontechnical name: windpipe
2. (Zoology) any of the tubes in insects and related animals that convey air from the spiracles to the tissues
3. (Botany) botany another name for vessel5, tracheid
[C16: from Medieval Latin, from Greek trakheia, shortened from (artēria) trakheia rough (artery), from trakhus rough]
traˈcheal, traˈcheate, tracheated adj
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tra•che•a

(ˈtreɪ ki ə)

n., pl. -che•ae (-kiˌi) -che•as.
1. (in air-breathing vertebrates) a tube that extends from the larynx to the bronchi, serving as the principal passageway of air to and from the lungs; windpipe.
2. (in insects and certain other invertebrates) any of a network of air-conveying tubules throughout the body.
[1350–1400; Middle English trache < Medieval Latin trāchēa, for Late Latin trāchīa < Greek trācheîa, short for artēría trācheîa rough artery, i.e., windpipe]
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tra·che·a

(trā′kē-ə)
1. The tube-shaped structure in vertebrate animals that leads from the larynx to the bronchi and carries air to the lungs. In mammals, the trachea is strengthened by rings of cartilage. Also called windpipe.
2. A similar structure in insects and other arthropods.
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trachea

(or windpipe) The tube between the larynx and the bronchi.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.trachea - membranous tube with cartilaginous rings that conveys inhaled air from the larynx to the bronchitrachea - membranous tube with cartilaginous rings that conveys inhaled air from the larynx to the bronchi
epiglottis - a flap of cartilage that covers the windpipe while swallowing
upper respiratory tract - the nose and throat and trachea
cartilaginous tube - a duct with cartilaginous walls
cervix, neck - the part of an organism (human or animal) that connects the head to the rest of the body; "he admired her long graceful neck"; "the horse won by a neck"
2.trachea - one of the tubules forming the respiratory system of most insects and many arachnidstrachea - one of the tubules forming the respiratory system of most insects and many arachnids
tubule - a small tube
respiratory system, systema respiratorium - the system for taking in oxygen and giving off carbon dioxide; in terrestrial animals this is accomplished by breathing
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Translations
průdušnice
Trachea
henkitorvi
dušnik
trachee
sapnik

trachea

[trəˈkɪə] N (tracheas, tracheae (pl)) [trəˈkɪiː] (Anat) → tráquea f
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trachea

[trəˈkiːə] ntrachée ftracing paper npapier m calque
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trachea

nLuftröhre f; (of insects)Trachea f
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trachea

[trəˈkɪə] n (Anat) → trachea
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tra·che·a

n. tráquea, conducto respiratorio entre la parte extrema inferior de la laringe y el comienzo de los bronquios.
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trachea

n (pl -cheae o -cheas) tráquea
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References in classic literature ?
We can thus, as I infer from Professor Owen's interesting description of these parts, understand the strange fact that every particle of food and drink which we swallow has to pass over the orifice of the trachea, with some risk of falling into the lungs, notwithstanding the beautiful contrivance by which the glottis is closed.
At the upper thoracic inlet, around sternoclavicular joints area, both of clavicle are anotamically near with subclavian arteries and veins, both brachial plexuses esophagus and trachea, both carotid arteries and jugulary veins.
The singer posted a picture of his swollen face on Instagram, revealing that he suffered a severe allergic reaction that caused his trachea to swell up.
Trachea lies between cricoid cartilage and carinae in adults, approximately ranges from C6 to T4 vertebrae.
An attempt of oropharyngeal intubation was unsuccessful and as the patient's saturation was dropping, the surgeon present in the rural ED elected to expand the entry wound and insert the tube directly through the trachea and transfer the patient to our tertiary care center.
It was located anterior to the trachea, and there was no communication seen between the mass and trachea [Figure 2].
[USPRwire, Tue Oct 23 2018] Tracheostomy is surgical procedure in which incision to anterior part of neck is made, opening a direct airway passage into windpipe (trachea).
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INFLAMMATION AT THE ATTCHMENT SITEThe worm is scientifically called Syngamus trachea and the disease is commonly called gapes.
Few years later, Schachner designed special percutaneous tracheostomy tool which slided over the guidewire into the trachea. The intercartilaginous space was enlarged by squeezing the handles of this tool, securing the placement of cannula into the trachea [4].
"His work has been great but you can never tell until you take these trachea washes and it is telling us that it would be unwise to run him.
She had a vomit and due to severe weakness she could not properly cough and vomit entered her trachea (windpipe).