respiratory tract

noun
plural respiratory tracts

Definition of respiratory tract

: a system of organs functioning in respiration and in humans consisting especially of the nose, nasal passages, pharynx, larynx, trachea, bronchi, and lungs : respiratory system — see lower respiratory tract, upper respiratory tract

First Known Use of respiratory tract

1842, in the meaning defined above

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27 Apr 2020

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“Respiratory tract.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/respiratory%20tract. Accessed 27 May. 2020.

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respiratory tract

noun

Medical Definition of respiratory tract

: a system of organs functioning in respiration and in humans consisting especially of the nose, nasal passages, pharynx, larynx, trachea, bronchi, and lungs : respiratory system — see lower respiratory tract, upper respiratory tract

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