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The gullet or throat.
[Middle English wesand, perhaps from Old English *wǣsend, variant of wāsand.]
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(Anatomy) a former name for the trachea
[Old English wǣsend, wāsend; related to Old Frisian wāsenda, Old High German weisont vein, Danish vissen]
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