upper respiratory tract

noun
plural upper respiratory tracts

Definition of upper respiratory tract

: the part of the respiratory tract including the nose, nasal passages, pharynx, and larynx — compare lower respiratory tract

First Known Use of upper respiratory tract

1882, in the meaning defined above

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27 Apr 2020

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

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upper respiratory tract

noun

Medical Definition of upper respiratory tract

: the part of the respiratory tract including the nose, nasal passages, pharynx, and larynx — compare lower respiratory tract

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