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Cecie Starr + 3 others
ISBN: 9781337408332
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Match the words with their descriptions.

____ trachea a. muscle of respiration
____ pharynx b. gap between vocal cords
____ epiglottis c. throat
____ larynx d. windpipe
____ bronchi e. voice box
____ bronchiole f. keeps food out of airway
____ glottis g. each leads to a lung
____ diaphragm h. delivers air to alveoli

Summary Introduction

To match: The words with their descriptions.

Explanation

Trachea – d. wind pipe

Trachea, also known as windpipe, is a cartilaginous tissue that connects the pharynx and larynx to the lungs. It allows the passage of air. It is present in almost all air-breathing animals with lungs.

Pharynx- c. throat

Pharynx is a part of the throat. It is behind the mouth and nasal cavity and above the esophagus and the larynx. The pharynx permits the way for swallowed solids and liquids to the esophagus.

Epiglottis – f. keeps food out of the airway

Epiglottis is a flap which is present in the throat that keeps the food from entering the windpipe and the lungs. The flap is made up of elastic cartilage and is covered with a mucus membrane.

Larynx – e. voice box

Larynx is an organ present in the top of the neck of the tetrapods, and is also known as voice box. It is involved in breathing, sound producing, and protects the trachea against food aspiration.

Bronchi – g. each leads to lung

The bronchi are the passages of airway in the respiratory system which conducts the air into the lungs...

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