Definition of windpipe in English:

windpipe

Line breaks: wind|pipe
Pronunciation: /ˈwɪn(d)pʌɪp
 
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noun

  • The air passage from the throat to the lungs; the trachea.
    More example sentences
    • The windpipe is connected to each lung by a large airway called the bronchus.
    • In some cases, such as when the swollen epiglottis blocks the windpipe, a tracheostomy may be performed.
    • Find your pulse by placing your index and third finger on your neck to the side of your windpipe, over your carotid artery.
    Synonyms
    trachea, pharynx; throat
    archaic weasand

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