cartilaginous tube


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Noun1.cartilaginous tube - a duct with cartilaginous walls
duct, epithelial duct, canal, channel - a bodily passage or tube lined with epithelial cells and conveying a secretion or other substance; "the tear duct was obstructed"; "the alimentary canal"; "poison is released through a channel in the snake's fangs"
bronchial tube, bronchus - either of the two main branches of the trachea
trachea, windpipe - membranous tube with cartilaginous rings that conveys inhaled air from the larynx to the bronchi
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This cartilaginous tube being the main organ of the lungs, constitutes the basis of the vocal apparatus, and has been defined by eminent physiologists; therefore I do not think it necessary here to speak of the synthetical studies of this powerful organ of phonation; but I will add that the larynx with relation to the singing voice has two motions which we must bear in mind in connection with the timbres of the vocal sound.