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noun as in throat

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Ginger was barely able to speak around the tube in her trachea, but after a few days in which no one brought the baby to her, she couldn’t wait any longer.

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).

A view of the lower part of the trachea, dividing into the main bronchial tubes, which again branch into a tree-like form.

Again, the air-tubes or tracheæ of insects are, like the trachea and bronchi of many Vertebrates, air-breathing organs.

At the anterior end of the trachea we find already formed in the amphibia the larynx, the important organ of voice and speech.

An ordinary canula is placed in the trachea and the wounds are dressed.

If the wound be in the middle line it is impossible to miss the trachea.


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On this page you'll find 11 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to trachea, such as: esophagus, larynx, fauces, gorge, gullet, and maw.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.