Definitions for tracheaˈtreɪ ki ə; -kiˌi

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

tra•che•aˈtreɪ ki ə; -kiˌi(n.)(pl.)-che•ae; -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.

    Category: Anatomy

  2. (in insects and certain other invertebrates) any of a network of air-conveying tubules throughout the body.

    Category: Entomology

  3. Category: Botany

    Ref: vessel (def. 4). 5

Origin of trachea:

1350–1400; ME trache < ML trāchēa, for LL trāchīa < Gk trācheîa, short for artēría trācheîa rough artery, i.e., windpipe

Princeton's WordNet

  1. trachea, windpipe(noun)

    membranous tube with cartilaginous rings that conveys inhaled air from the larynx to the bronchi

  2. trachea(noun)

    one of the tubules forming the respiratory system of most insects and many arachnids


  1. trachea(Noun)

    A thin-walled, cartilaginous tube connecting the larynx to the bronchi; the windpipe.

  2. Origin: From trachia, from τραχεῖα

Webster Dictionary

  1. Trachea(noun)

    the windpipe. See Illust. of Lung

  2. Trachea(noun)

    one of the respiratory tubes of insects and arachnids

  3. Trachea(noun)

    one of the large cells in woody tissue which have spiral, annular, or other markings, and are connected longitudinally so as to form continuous ducts

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Trachea

    The cartilaginous and membranous tube descending from the larynx and branching into the right and left main bronchi.

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the passage for air between mouth and lungs.

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