Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary

Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of TRACHEA

Pronunciation:  'treykeeu

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  membranous tube with cartilaginous rings that conveys inhaled air from the larynx to the bronchi
  2. [n]  one of the tubules forming the respiratory system of most insects and many arachnids

TRACHEA is a 7 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: windpipe
 See Also: cartilaginous tube, cervix, epiglottis, neck, respiratory system, systema respiratorium, tubule, upper respiratory tract



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Tra"che*a\, n.; pl. {Trache[ae]}. [NL.,from L. trachia,
Gr. trachei^a (sc. ? windpipe), from ? rough, rugged: cf. F.
1. (Anat.) The windpipe. See Illust. of {Lung}.

2. (Zo["o]l.) One of the respiratory tubes of insects and

3. (Bot.) One of the large cells in woody tissue which have
   spiral, annular, or other markings, and are connected
   longitudinally so as to form continuous ducts.

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: The airway that leads from the larynx to the lungs. Also called the windpipe.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: The cartillaginous tube (located in the front of the neck) which carries air from the mouth to the lungs.