thyrotomy

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

incision or splitting of the thyroid cartilage; laryngotomy.

Nearby words

  1. thyroprival,
  2. thyroprivia,
  3. thyroptosis,
  4. thyrosis,
  5. thyrotome,
  6. thyrotoxic,
  7. thyrotoxic crisis,
  8. thyrotoxicosis,
  9. thyrotroph,
  10. thyrotrophic

Compare thyroidectomy.

Origin of thyrotomy

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

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Medicine definitions for thyrotomy

thyrotomy

[thī-rŏtə-mē]

n.

Incision of the thyroid gland.
laryngofissure

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