windpipe

noun
wind·​pipe | \ ˈwin(d)-ˌpīp How to pronounce windpipe (audio) \

Definition of windpipe

Examples of windpipe in a Sentence

She got something stuck in her windpipe.
Recent Examples on the Web This inflammation in the voicebox, the windpipe and the bronchial tubes causes the child to have a loud distinctive cough that some say sounds like a barking seal. Jen Christensen, CNN, 8 Feb. 2022 There is a tangibility to Tagaq’s writing, which draws upon wildlife imagery: peeling the skin off an animal to honor sacrifice, or biting into the windpipe of a predator, like a mother protecting its cub. Sheldon Pearce, The New Yorker, 26 Jan. 2022 In Room 324, Jauregui’s lungs continued to hold up against the coronavirus on Monday, sparing him from having a breathing tube inserted through his windpipe. Nanette Asimov, San Francisco Chronicle, 1 Feb. 2022 Whereas the larynx resides at the top of the main airway, the syrinx sits at the bottom, where the trachea (aka the windpipe) branches out to the lungs. Michael B. Habib, Scientific American, 1 Jan. 2022 In studies on mice and hamsters, Omicron produced less damaging infections, often limited largely to the upper airway: the nose, throat and windpipe. New York Times, 31 Dec. 2021 The researchers also infected tissue from the bronchi, the tubes in the upper chest that deliver air from the windpipe to the lungs. New York Times, 31 Dec. 2021 The researchers also infected tissue from the bronchi, the tubes in the upper chest that deliver air from the windpipe to the lungs. Carl Zimmer, BostonGlobe.com, 31 Dec. 2021 In studies on mice and hamsters, omicron produced less-damaging infections, often limited largely to the upper airway: the nose, throat and windpipe. Carl Zimmer, BostonGlobe.com, 31 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of windpipe

1530, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of windpipe was in 1530

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“Windpipe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/windpipe. Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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windpipe

noun
wind·​pipe | \ ˈwind-ˌpīp How to pronounce windpipe (audio) \

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windpipe

noun
wind·​pipe | \ ˈwin(d)-ˌpīp How to pronounce windpipe (audio) \

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