Windpipe Wind"pipe`, n. (Anat.) The passage for the breath from the larynx to the lungs; the trachea; the weasand. See Illust. under {Lung}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Windpipe — The windpipe, or larynx, is the portion of the respiratory (breathing) tract containing the vocal cords which produce vocal sounds. The windpipe, or larynx, is located between the pharynx and the trachea. It is a 2 inch long, tube shaped organ in …   Medical dictionary

  • windpipe — UK [ˈwɪn(d)ˌpaɪp] / US noun [countable] Word forms windpipe : singular windpipe plural windpipes the tube in your body that carries air into your lungs from your nose or mouth …   English dictionary

  • windpipe — [[t]wɪ̱ndpaɪp[/t]] windpipes N COUNT Your windpipe is the tube in your body that carries air into your lungs when you breathe. Syn: trachea …   English dictionary

  • windpipe — noun Date: 1530 trachea 1 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • windpipe — /wind puyp /, n. the trachea of an air breathing vertebrate. [1520 30; WIND1 + PIPE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • windpipe — noun a) The trachea. b) Any duct for air or other gas …   Wiktionary

  • windpipe — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. airpipe, trachea; throat, throttle; weasand. See passage. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. airpipe, bronchus, trachea; see throat …   English dictionary for students

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