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noun as in throat

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Behind each is a patient who cannot breathe on their own, kept alive by a ventilation machine that is connected to an invasive tube running down their windpipe and into the lungs.

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After using her hands to clear her windpipe, she freed her eyes from the embers that were blinding her vision.

He was going to start a tracheotomy, which is opening the throat and inserting a tube into the windpipe.

Early signs indicate the windpipe is working, Hannah's doctors announced Tuesday, although she is still on a ventilator.

They were seeded in a lab onto a plastic scaffold, where it took less than a week for them to multiply and create a new windpipe.

This time when he woke up, he had a hole in his windpipe, could not speak, and could barely write.

His neck was torn open, bitten right through to the windpipe, the blood still dripping from it into a dark pool on the carpet.

It subsequently loses its connection with the pharynx, and in adult life is a bilobed structure on either side of the windpipe.

He didn't seem to hear Frey, and he increased the pressure of his fingers around Daisy's windpipe.

Captain Walpole, of the Engineers, was shot in the thigh, and a blow from an assigai upon the neck laid bare the windpipe.

"Only as you speak truly, may you keep a whole windpipe;—if not—" The silence was the most terrible threat.


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

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