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



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 Originlate Middle English: from medieval Latin, from late Latin trachia, from Greek trakheia (artēria) ‘rough (artery)’, from trakhus ‘rough’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: trachea