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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.]
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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
[C16: from Medieval Latin, from Greek trakheia, shortened from (artēria) trakheia rough (artery), from trakhus rough]
traˈcheal, traˈcheate, tracheated adj
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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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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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(or windpipe) The tube between the larynx and the bronchi.
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|Noun||1.||trachea - 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
|2.||trachea - one of the tubules forming the respiratory system of most insects and many arachnids|
tubule - a small tube
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trachea[trəˈkɪə] N (tracheas, tracheae (pl)) [trəˈkɪiː] (Anat) → tráquea f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
n → Luftröhre f; (of insects) → Trachea f
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
trachea[trəˈkɪə] n (Anat) → trachea
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
n. tráquea, conducto respiratorio entre la parte extrema inferior de la laringe y el comienzo de los bronquios.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
trachean (pl -cheae o -cheas) tráquea
English-Spanish/Spanish-English Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.