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The Trachea – The wind pipe

The trachea, or windpipe (a straight tube), allows the passage of air into and out of the lungs via the mouth and nose.

The trachea is a straight tube that passes air from the mouth and nose to the lungs

The windpipe blows air along the tracks (trachea).

Annotated diagram showing the lungs and how the trachea is used 

Air travels along the trachea from the outside to the lungs when breathing in, and from the lungs to the outside when breathing out.

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