Definition of windpipe in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈwɪn(d)pʌɪp/


The air passage from the throat to the lungs; the trachea.
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.
trachea, pharynx;
archaic weasand

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