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cricothyrotomy

noun cri·co·thy·rot·o·my \ -ˈrät-ə-mē \

medical Definition of cricothyrotomy

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

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