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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Medicine definitions for thyrotomy




Incision of the thyroid gland.

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