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Definition of trachea noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

trachea

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//trəˈkiːə//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtreɪkiə//
 
(pl. tracheas, tracheae
BrE BrE//trəˈkiːiː//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtreɪkiːiː//
 
)
(anatomy) Internal anatomy
 
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the tube in the throat that carries air to the lungs synonym windpipe See related entries: Internal anatomy Word Origin late Middle English: from medieval Latin, from late Latin trachia, from Greek trakheia (artēria) ‘rough (artery)’, from trakhus ‘rough’.
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