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airway

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noun air·way \-ˌwā\

Simple Definition of airway

  • medical : the area in the throat through which air passes to and from the lungs

  • : a route along which airplanes regularly fly

  • —used in the names of some airlines

Full Definition of airway

  1. 1 :  a passage for a current of air (as in a mine or to the lungs)

  2. 2 :  a designated route along which airplanes fly from airport to airport; especially :  such a route equipped with navigational aids

  3. 3 :  airline

  4. 4 :  a channel of a designated radio frequency for broadcasting or other radio communication

Examples of airway

  1. a patient with a partially blocked airway



1800

First Known Use of airway

1800

Other Aeronautics/Aerospace Terms

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Medical Dictionary

airway

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noun air·way \-ˌwā\

Medical Definition of airway

  1. :  a passageway for air into or out of the lungs; specifically :  a device passed into the trachea by way of the mouth or nose or through an incision to maintain a clear respiratory passageway (as during anesthesia, convulsions, or in obstructive laryngitis)—see upper airway




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