trachealis

noun

tra·​che·​a·​lis ˌtrā-kē-ˈā-ləs How to pronounce trachealis (audio) -ˈal-əs How to pronounce trachealis (audio)
plural tracheales -ˈā-(ˌ)lēz How to pronounce trachealis (audio) -ˈal-(ˌ)ēz How to pronounce trachealis (audio)
: a muscle associated with the trachea that in humans consists of smooth muscle fibers extending transversely between the ends of the tracheal rings and the intervals between them at the back of the trachea

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“Trachealis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/trachealis. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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