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Trachea  n.  (pl. tracheae)  
(Anat.) The windpipe.
(Zool.) One of the respiratory tubes of insects and arachnids.
(Bot.) One of the large cells in woody tissue which have spiral, annular, or other markings, and are connected longitudinally so as to form continuous ducts.

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"Trachea" Quotes from Famous Books

... cause—a little thick mucus or the dropping of the jaw—will completely prevent ventilation of the lungs taking place. Two very similar cases occurred in the practice of a French surgeon, who promptly opened the trachea and forced air into the lungs, with the result that both patients survived. In his cases chloroform had been given. A death under chloroform occurred at the infirmary, Kidderminster. The patient, a boy, aged eight ...
— Scientific American Supplement, No. 1157, March 5, 1898 • Various

... depend on one mechanism or register is an acknowledgment of ignorance of vocal anatomy. He further declares that the vocal cords have nothing to do with tone—that it is produced by vibration of the mucous membrane of the trachea, larynx, pharynx, mouth; in fact, all of the mucous membrane of the ...
— The Head Voice and Other Problems - Practical Talks on Singing • D. A. Clippinger

... text of Roger. But The Four Masters (Quatuor Magistri, about A.D. 1270) suggest that the canula be made of the trachea of some animal, ...
— Gilbertus Anglicus - Medicine of the Thirteenth Century • Henry Ebenezer Handerson

... sometimes the case, the difficulty proceeds from a relaxation of the diaphragm, with general sagging down of the thoracic and abdominal viscera, so as to draw upon the trachea, then treat the whole trunk tonically, using the B D current. Place the N. P. low on back of neck, and treat with P. P. over the abdomen and thorax, and especially all around the edge of the diaphragm—along the lower line of the false ribs. Treat with medium strength ...
— A Newly Discovered System of Electrical Medication • Daniel Clark

Words linked to "Trachea" :   systema respiratorium, neck, respiratory system, cervix, tracheal, cartilaginous tube, upper respiratory tract, tubule

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