cricothyrotomy

noun
cri·​co·​thy·​rot·​o·​my | \ -ˈrät-ə-mē How to pronounce cricothyrotomy (audio) \
plural cricothyrotomies

Medical Definition of cricothyrotomy

: tracheotomy by incision through the skin and cricothyroid membrane especially as an emergency procedure for relief of an obstructed airway

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“Cricothyrotomy.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/cricothyrotomy. Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

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