Etymology
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trachea (n.)

late 14c., from Medieval Latin trachea (13c.), as in trachea arteria, from Late Latin trachia, from Greek trakheia, in trakheia arteria "windpipe," literally "rough artery" (so called from the rings of cartilage that form the trachea), from fem. of trakhys "rough," from PIE *dhre-gh-, suffixed form of root *dher- (1). See artery for connection with windpipe in Greek science. Related: Tracheal.

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Definitions of trachea

trachea (n.)
membranous tube with cartilaginous rings that conveys inhaled air from the larynx to the bronchi;
Synonyms: windpipe
trachea (n.)
one of the tubules forming the respiratory system of most insects and many arachnids;
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