Definition of tracheotomy
: the surgical operation of cutting into the trachea especially through the skin
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One of them had Hurler Syndrome, which required the use of a tracheotomy tube, while the other two had cerebral palsy and conditions that affected their breathing, the magistrate wrote.
In his first days after birth, Eli had a tracheotomy put in to help him breathe and eat.
Eli was born without a nasal passage or sinus cavities and received a tracheotomy at just 5 days old, AL.com reported.
And in 1985, after contracting pneumonia, Hawking underwent a tracheotomy that left him unable to speak.
Two and a half years after her diagnosis, Michelle Melland was given a tracheotomy and a ventilator.
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Definition of tracheotomy for English Language Learners
medical : an emergency operation in which a cut is made in the trachea so that a person can breathe
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