Meaning of trachea
Pronunciation: (trā'kē-uor, esp. Brit.,tru-kē'u), [key]
— pl. tra•che•ae tra•che•as.
- the tube in humans and other air-breathing vertebrates extending from the larynx to the bronchi, serving as the principal passage for conveying air to and from the lungs; the windpipe. See diag. under lung.
- (in insects and other arthropods) one of the air-conveying tubes of the respiratory system.
- vessel (def. 5).
- trachea (Thesaurus)