tracheotomy

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noun tra·che·ot·o·my \ˌtrā-kē-ˈä-tə-mē\

Definition of tracheotomy

plural

tracheotomies

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

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First Known Use of tracheotomy

circa 1726


TRACHEOTOMY Defined for English Language Learners

tracheotomy

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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


Medical Dictionary

tracheotomy

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noun tra·che·ot·o·my \ˌtrā-kē-ˈät-ə-mē\

Medical Definition of tracheotomy

plural

tracheotomies

  1. 1:  the surgical operation of cutting into the trachea especially through the skin

  2. 2:  the opening created by a tracheotomy

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