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tracheal ring

noun

medical Definition of tracheal ring

:any of the 16 to 20 C-shaped bands of highly elastic cartilage which are found as incomplete rings in the anterior two-thirds of the tracheal wall and of which there are usually 6 to 8 in the right bronchus and 9 to 12 in the left

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