tra·​che·​i·​tis ˌtrā-kē-ˈī-təs How to pronounce tracheitis (audio)
: inflammation of the trachea

Examples of tracheitis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Melinik suspected that the man had tracheitis, or an inflammation of the trachea, caused by the virus. Matthias Gafni,, 25 Apr. 2020 According to the zoo, Clark was born there in 2009 and died Wednesday of tracheitis, an inflammation of the windpipe. Martin Weil, Washington Post, 9 Mar. 2018

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Word History


New Latin

First Known Use

1859, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tracheitis was in 1859

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“Tracheitis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition


tra·​che·​itis ˌtrā-kē-ˈīt-əs How to pronounce tracheitis (audio)
: inflammation of the trachea

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