Definition of Airway

1. Noun. A duct that provides ventilation (as in mines).

Exact synonyms: Air Duct, Air Passage
Generic synonyms: Duct
Specialized synonyms: Register, Breather, Schnorchel, Schnorkel, Snorkel, Snorkel Breather, Upcast, Ventilation Shaft
Terms within: Blowhole, Vent, Vent-hole, Venthole

2. Noun. A designated route followed by airplanes in flying from one airport to another.
Exact synonyms: Air Lane, Flight Path, Skyway
Specialized synonyms: Approach, Approach Path, Glide Path, Glide Slope, Holding Pattern
Generic synonyms: Itinerary, Path, Route

3. Noun. The passages through which air enters and leaves the body.
Exact synonyms: Respiratory Tract
Group relationships: Respiratory System, Systema Respiratorium
Specialized synonyms: Lower Respiratory Tract, Upper Respiratory Tract
Generic synonyms: Tract

4. Noun. A commercial enterprise that provides scheduled flights for passengers.
Exact synonyms: Airline, Airline Business
Generic synonyms: Line
Terms within: Fleet
Derivative terms: Airliner

Definition of Airway

1. Noun. (anatomy) The trachea. ¹

2. Noun. A flight path used by aeroplanes. ¹

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Definition of Airway

1. a passageway in which air circulates [n -WAYS]

Medical Definition of Airway

1. 1. Any part of the respiratory tract through which air passes during breathing. 2. In anaesthesia or resuscitation, a device for correcting obstruction to breathing, especially an oropharyngeal and nasopharyngeal airway, endotracheal airway, or tracheotomy tube. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Airway

airway (current term)
airway obstruction
airway pattern
airway resistance

Literary usage of Airway

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1. Oxygen/Nitrogen Radicals and Cellular Injury edited by Kenneth B. Adler, Robert D. Devlin, Val Vallyathan (2000)
"Characterization of Inducible Nitric Oxide Synthase Expression in Human airway Epithelium Fuhua H. Guo and Serpil C. Erzurum Lerner Research Institute, ..."

2. The Colliery Manager's Handbook: A Comprehensive Treatise on the Laying-out by Caleb Pamely (1898)
"Next, if each airway is to have an equal quantity passing through it with the same pressure, ... For the 14 feet area airway, which is 400 yards long i .1'^ ..."

3. International Library of Technology: A Series of Textbooks for Persons by International Textbook Company (1907)
"For example, in the first case given, the length of the airway is not given, ... Having found the length of this a airway, that of the second airway is made ..."

4. Reviews in Environmental Health (1998): Toxicological Defense Mechanics edited by Gary E. R. Hook, George W. Lucier (2000)
"Rodent Models of Cardiopulmonary Diseases Pulmonary Diseases Most human pulmonary diseases are the result of prolonged or repeated injury to the airway ..."

5. Examination Questions for Certificates of Competency as Mine Inspector, Mine (1907)
"If, with a water gauge of 1 inch, 40000 cubic feet of air is obtained in an airway 10000 feet long, what should be the water gauge to circulate the same ..."

6. Flight Check!: The Story Of Faa Flight Inspection by Scott A. Thompson (1997)
"Usually the airway was simply an extension of the existing airway system and the task was administratively assigned to an airway Extension Superintendent. ..."

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