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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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The main trunk of the system of tubes by which air passes to and from the lungs in vertebrates that forms in man a tube about four inches long and somewhat less than an inch in diameter extending down the front of the neck from the larynx. (plural)

Usage examples (32)
  • A mechanical ventilation of the tracheae is made difficult by their structure - in many cases no respiratory movements occur - but experiments by Krogh
  • Teased tracheae plumes and carapaces of steel-blue sheen exalted their wearers.
  • Pelotons: the balls of fine tracheae in larvae, developed to supply the adult organism.
  • Speech was by diaphragms on either side of the skull, hearing and smell were associated with the tracheae. for more
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