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breathing tube

noun

Medical Definition of breathing tube

  1. 1:  a tubular anatomical part (such as a trachea or bronchial tube) through which air passes into or out of the body of an air-breathing vertebrate

  2. 2:  a tube inserted into the trachea especially to deliver oxygen or anesthesia to the lungs :  endotracheal tube <An anesthesiologist shoehorned a breathing tube down the patient's throat.—Steve Fishman, Rolling Stone, 9 Mar. 1989>—called also




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