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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.

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

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]

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.

trachea

(or windpipe) The tube between the larynx and the bronchi.
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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trachea

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trachea

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trachea

nLuftröhre f; (of insects)Trachea f

trachea

[trəˈkɪə] n (Anat) → trachea

tra·che·a

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

trachea

n (pl -cheae o -cheas) tráquea