upper respiratory tract

noun

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

Examples of upper respiratory tract in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Also, croup causes swelling of the voice box and the windpipe, which are part of the upper respiratory tract. Ashley Abramson, Health, 9 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1882, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of upper respiratory tract was in 1882

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“Upper respiratory tract.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/upper%20respiratory%20tract. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

upper respiratory tract

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