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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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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First Known Use of endotracheal

1910, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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