the trachea of an air-breathing vertebrate.

1520–30; wind1 + pipe1 Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
windpipe (ˈwɪndˌpaɪp)
a nontechnical name for trachea Related: tracheal
Related: tracheal

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Word Origin & History

"trachea," 1530, from wind (n.) + pipe.
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Medical Dictionary

windpipe wind·pipe (wĭnd'pīp')
See trachea.

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Science Dictionary
windpipe   (wĭnd'pīp')  Pronunciation Key 
See trachea.
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Example sentences
The arched throat and the widely spaced cheekbones make room for a large,
  loosely slung windpipe.
Instead its long teeth would have pierced the animal's windpipe and carotid
  artery-killing it fairly quickly.
The vocal tract of the finch-and all other birds-consists of the beak and
  trachea, which is also known as a windpipe.
When heated, the hemoglobin releases its cargo, which then can be funneled into
  the swimmer's windpipe through a scuba mouthpiece.
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