[ UK /tɹɐkˈi‍ə/ ]
[ US /ˈtɹeɪkiə/ ]
  1. membranous tube with cartilaginous rings that conveys inhaled air from the larynx to the bronchi
  2. one of the tubules forming the respiratory system of most insects and many arachnids
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How To Use trachea In A Sentence

  • This is a hospital test where a narrow tube with a light and lens on the end is passed down the trachea and into the lung.
  • Five steps up the dirt path, my trachea crumpled, my vertebrae fused, and the small muscles in my back revolted and spasmed.
  • Xylem vessels, the vascular tubes responsible for water transport throughout the plant, are formed by tracheary elements.
  • Aileron: the scale covering the base of primaries in some insects; see tegulae in Diptera = alula and squama, q.v. Air-sacs or vesicles: pouch-like expansions of tracheal tubes in heavy insects, capable of inflation and supposed to lessen specific gravity. Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
  • Blind or tactile techniques using the stylet to facilitate tracheal intubation have been previously described.
  • Sarcoma and carcinoma of the thyroid when perforating the trachea may become pedunculated. Bronchoscopy and Esophagoscopy A Manual of Peroral Endoscopy and Laryngeal Surgery
  • One of the main reasons for treating patients in an intensive care unit is that they need ventilatory support, usually by sedation and endotracheal intubation.
  • The discharge chamber passes after the trachea to the wet air drum.
  • We also have observed graniferous tracheary elements in Arceuthobium.
  • The major risk factor is the presence of endotracheal and/or gastric tubes within the nares.
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