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.