tracheostomy

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noun tra·che·os·to·my \ˌtrā-kē-ˈäs-tə-mē\

Definition of tracheostomy

plural

tracheostomies

  1. :  the surgical formation of an opening into the trachea through the neck especially to allow the passage of air

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First Known Use of tracheostomy

circa 1923


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tracheostomy

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noun tra·che·os·to·my \ˌtrā-kē-ˈäst-ə-mē\

Medical Definition of tracheostomy

plural

tracheostomies

  1. :  the surgical formation of an opening into the trachea through the neck especially to allow the passage of air; also :  the opening itself

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