tracheotomy

noun tra·che·ot·o·my \ ˌtrā-kē-ˈä-tə-mē \
Updated on: 20 Mar 2018

Definition of tracheotomy

plural tracheotomies
: the surgical operation of cutting into the trachea especially through the skin

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circa 1726

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TRACHEOTOMY Defined for English Language Learners

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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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tracheotomy

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

medical Definition of tracheotomy

plural tracheotomies
1 : the surgical operation of cutting into the trachea especially through the skin
2 : the opening created by a tracheotomy

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