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trachea


A tube runs from the ventilator box to a slit in his trachea just below the Adam’s apple.
  in vertebrates:  the windpipe (membranous tube with cartilaginous rings that conveys inhaled air from the larynx to the bronchi)

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in invertebrates such as insects and arachnids:  one of the tubules forming the respiratory system
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  • A tube runs from the ventilator box to a slit in his trachea just below the Adam’s apple.
  • My friend’s trachea is closing.
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines
  • He can feel the lymph nodes on either side of his neck compressing his esophagus and trachea.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • Before the guards can stop him, he closes a hand around my throat, squeezing my trachea with his fingertips.
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent

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  • Less than two weeks before departing for Nepal he had undergone minor throat surgery, leaving his trachea in an extremely sensitive condition.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • It rises, a thrashing of wings, up through her trachea-until Yo retches.
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
  • The garrotte was arced in place, the trachea severed as the patrol fell back in the underbrush, his body limp, his life over.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • I wasn’t about to start listening to her now, and I sprang forward, fingers stiff to shatter his trachea But the metal collar around my neck zapped me with a nerve-shattering dose of electricity, and I dropped to the ground like a chunk of cement.
    James Patterson  --  Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports
  • Your, ah, your larynx . your epiglottis is swollen and your trachea is inflamed.
    Dave Peizer  --  A Man Named Dave
  • At 4:22 a.m. Shiva was given diazepam and then pentothal, and a tube was passed into his trachea.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone

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  • Inside out! I could see the back of his eyes, the gray wrinkled brain, the heaving, gasping trachea in his throat.
    Katherine Applegate  --  Everworld - Search For Senna
  • 5-millimeter round tears through the president’s trachea and then exits his body through the tight knot of his dark blue tie.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • Under the impetus of brain and of motor nerves extending from the spine, belly and rib cage stirred, the pleuroperitoneal cavity swelled and contracted; the breath, warmed and moistened by mucous membranes along the trachea and laden with secreted material, streamed out between the lips, now that oxygen had bonded with the hemoglobin in the blood deep in the air sacs of the lungs.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • After Silver inserted a tube down Ngawang’s trachea and began forcing air into his lungs with a rubber "ambu bag"-a manual Pump-Ngawang began breathing again, but only after a period of at least four or five minutes when no oxygen was reaching his brain.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
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Associated words [difficulty]:   trachea [7] , thoracic [8] , alveoli [9] , bronchial tubes [9] , visceral [4] , esophagus [6] , thoracic [8]
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