A plastic tube lodged in his trachea was the only thing keeping him alive.
No one has heard the Bolivarian leader speak a word (due to a surgical tube in his trachea, officials parry).
It opens into the pharynx, at its superior extremity, and communicates, by its inferior opening with the trachea.
Intima: the lining membrane of the trachea: see endotrachea.
The trachea, ta, is of much smaller caliber than the oesophagus, especially in its dorso-ventral diameter.
The stem of the tree or bush becomes the windpipe (trachea).
Wounds of the trachea and oesophagus, according to Gilbert, are invariably mortal.
There is difficulty in swallowing, and the food may enter the trachea.
trachea covered by a pseudo-membrane, continuous over most of its surface, but in places broken and flaky.
I have seen considerable hæmorrhage in the trachea from this cause.
c.1400, from Medieval Latin trachea (mid-13c.), as in trachea arteria, from Late Latin trachia (c.400), from Greek trakheia, in trakheia arteria "windpipe," literally "rough artery" (so called from the rings of cartilage that form the trachea), from fem. of trakhys "rough." See artery for connection with windpipe in Greek science.
trachea tra·che·a (trā'kē-ə)
n. pl. tra·che·as or tra·che·ae (-kē-ē')
The airway that extends from the larynx into the thorax where it divides into the right and left bronchi. It is composed of thin incomplete rings of hyaline cartilage connected by a membrane called the annular ligament. Also called windpipe.
Plural tracheae (trā'kē-ē') or tracheas