cricoidectomy

noun
cri·​coid·​ec·​to·​my | \ ˌkrī-ˌkȯid-ˈek-tə-mē How to pronounce cricoidectomy (audio) \
plural cricoidectomies

Medical Definition of cricoidectomy

: surgical excision of the cricoid cartilage

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“Cricoidectomy.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/cricoidectomy. Accessed 26 Nov. 2021.

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