thyrotomy

[thahy-rot-uh-mee]
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noun, plural thy·rot·o·mies. Surgery.

incision or splitting of the thyroid cartilage; laryngotomy.

Compare thyroidectomy.

Origin of thyrotomy

First recorded in 1875–80; thyro- + -tomy
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thyrotomy in Medicine

thyrotomy

[thī-rŏtə-mē]

n.

Incision of the thyroid gland.
laryngofissure
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