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Noun: trachea (tracheae,tracheas)  trey-kee-u [N. Amer], tru'kee-u or trey-kee-u [Brit]
  1. Membranous tube with cartilaginous rings that conveys inhaled air from the larynx to the bronchi
    - windpipe
  2. One of the tubules forming the respiratory system of most insects and many arachnids

Derived forms: tracheae, tracheas

Type of: cartilaginous tube, tubule

Part of: cervix, neck, respiratory system, systema respiratorium, upper respiratory tract

Encyclopedia: Trachea