tracheo-, trache-

(Greek: windpipe; originally, "rough" artery)


Aristotle, like other ancients, believed that the arteries contained air. As a result, he distinguished between the artery par excellence, which he called "the smooth artery" and the windpipe, which he named "the rough artery".
Klein's Comprehensive Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Dr. Ernest Klein
(New York: Elsevier Publishing Company; 1967), p. 1635.


laryngotracheal
Pertaining to the larynx and the trachea.
laryngotracheitis
Inflammation of the larynx and trachea.
laryngotracheobronchitis
Inflammation of the larynx, trachea, and bronchi; the acute form is the most common cause of croup [an acute viral disease of childhood, marked by a resonant barking cough, suffocative and difficult breathing, and laryngeal spasm].
laryngotracheobronchoscopy
Endoscopic examination of the larynx, trachea, and bronchi.
laryngotracheoscopy
A combination of laryngoscopy and tracheoscopy.
laryngotracheotomy
Incision of the larynx and trachea.
trachea (singular), tracheae (plural)
The cartilaginous and membranous tube descending from the larynx and branching into the right and left main bronchi.
tracheaectasy
Dilatation of the trachea.
tracheal
Pertaining to the trachea.
tracheitis
Inflammation of the trachea.
tracheoaerocele
A tracheal hernia containing air.
tracheobronchial
Pertaining to the trachea and bronchi, denoting especially a set of lymph nodes.
tracheobronchitis
Inflammation of the mucous membrane of the trachea and bronchi.
tracheobronchomegaly
A rare and probably congenital condition characterized by great enlargement of the lumen [the space within an artery, vein, intestine, or tube] of the trachea and the larger bronchi.
tracheobronchoscopy
Inspection of the interior of the trachea and bronchi.