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Definition of Weasand

Weasand: 1. The windpipe (trachea). 2. More loosely, the throat. "Cut his weasand with thy knife." The Tempest, Shakespeare.

Weasand is from the Middle English wesand and the Old High German weisunt meaning windpipe. Sometimes written wesand or wezand.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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