endotracheal

adjective
en·​do·​tra·​che·​al | \ˌen-dō-ˈtrā-kē-əl \

Definition of endotracheal 

1 : placed within the trachea an endotracheal tube

2 : applied or effected through the trachea

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The endotracheal tube going into her mouth scraped her vocal chords, causing irreparable damage. Brennan Kilbane, Allure, "Meet the Woman Who Uses Alternative Medicine and Gemstone Facials to Treat Patients," 19 Oct. 2018 His tongue tried to push out the endotracheal tube snaked down his throat. Greg Larose, NOLA.com, "San Francisco is throwing out 40 years of marijuana convictions: report," 1 Feb. 2018 Peck's actions - including applying a tourniquet, placing an endotracheal tube, and performing artificial respirations and CPR - were directly responsible for saving Stacy's life. Leada Gore, AL.com, "Trump State of the Union guests: ICE agent, Marine, Cajun Navy founder will sit with First Lady," 29 Jan. 2018

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1910, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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endotracheal

adjective
en·​do·​tra·​che·​al | \-ˈtrā-kē-əl \

Medical Definition of endotracheal 

1 : placed within the trachea

2 : applied or effected through the trachea endotracheal anesthesia endotracheal intubation

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