Esophagus vs. Trachea

Esophagus vs. Trachea — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Esophagus and Trachea

Esophagusnoun

The muscular tube by which food passes from the pharynx to the stomach; the gullet.

Tracheanoun

(Anatomy) A thin-walled, cartilaginous tube descending from the larynx to the bronchi and carrying air to the lungs. Also called windpipe.

Esophagusnoun

(American spelling) oesophagus

Tracheanoun

(Zoology) One of the internal respiratory tubes of insects and some other terrestrial arthropods, which are connected to the spiracles and are used for gas exchange.

Esophagusnoun

the passage between the pharynx and the stomach

Tracheanoun

(Botany) A tracheary element.

Tracheanoun

(anatomy) A thin-walled, cartilaginous tube connecting the larynx to the bronchi; the windpipe.

Tracheanoun

Xylem vessel.

Tracheanoun

(entomology) One of the cuticle-lined primary tubes in the respiratory system of an insect, which extend throughout its body.

Tracheanoun

membranous tube with cartilaginous rings that conveys inhaled air from the larynx to the bronchi

Tracheanoun

one of the tubules forming the respiratory system of most insects and many arachnids