Definition of respiratory tract in English:

respiratory tract


  • The passage formed by the mouth, nose, throat, and lungs, through which air passes during breathing.

    [as modifier] ‘respiratory tract infections’
    • ‘As powder is inhaled, it can sensitize an individual through the mucous membranes of the respiratory tract.’
    • ‘Ozone is a toxic gas which in large quantities can cause irreversible damage to lung tissue and the respiratory tract.’
    • ‘The common cold is a contagious viral infection of the upper respiratory tract affecting the nose and the throat.’
    • ‘The herb's primary internal application is a supportive therapy for colds and chronic infections of the respiratory tract and lower urinary tract.’
    • ‘These fumes are toxic and may have irritating effects on mucous membranes of the respiratory tract and eyes.’