Trachea, n. (pl. tracheae)
1 the passage reinforced by rings of cartilage, through which air reaches the bronchial tubes from the larynx; the windpipe.
2 each of the air passages in the body of an insect etc.
3 any duct or vessel in a plant.
tracheal adj. tracheate adj.
ME f. med.L, = LL trachia f. Gk trakheia (arteria) rough (artery), f. trakhus rough
airpipe, air pipe, air tube, airhole, blowhole, breathinghole, venthole, shaft, flue, chimney, funnel, vent, nostril, nozzle, throat, weasand, trachea, bronchus, bronchia, larynx, tonsils, windpipe, spiracle, ventiduct, ventilator, louvre, jalousie, Venetian blinds, blowpipe, pipe, jhilmil, smokestack, screen, window screen, ' artificial lung, iron lung, heart and lung machine.