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thyrotomy

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

incision or splitting of the thyroid cartilage; laryngotomy.

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Origin of thyrotomy

First recorded in 1875–80; thyro- + -tomy
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Medical definitions for thyrotomy

thyrotomy
[ thī-rŏtə-mē ]

n.

Incision of the thyroid gland.
laryngofissure
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