tracheotomy


tra·che·ot·o·my

noun \ˌtrā-kē-ˈä-tə-mē\

medical : an emergency operation in which a cut is made in the trachea so that a person can breathe

plural tra·che·ot·o·mies

Full Definition of TRACHEOTOMY

:  the surgical operation of cutting into the trachea especially through the skin

First Known Use of TRACHEOTOMY

circa 1726

Rhymes with TRACHEOTOMY

tra·che·ot·o·my

noun \ˌtrā-kē-ˈät-ə-mē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural tra·che·ot·o·mies

Medical Definition of TRACHEOTOMY

1
: the surgical operation of cutting into the trachea especially through the skin
2
: the opening created by a tracheotomy

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