noun (plural tracheae; also -cheas or -chea) Etymology: Middle English, from Medieval Latin, from Late Latin trachia, from Greek tracheia (artēria) rough (artery), from feminine of trachys rough Date: 14th century 1. the main trunk of the system of tubes by which air passes to and from the lungs in vertebrates 2. [New Latin, from Medieval Latin] vessel 3b; also one of its constituent cellular elements 3. [New Latin] one of the air-conveying tubules forming the respiratory system of most insects and many other arthropods • tracheal adjective

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