noun, plural tra·che·os·to·mies. Surgery.
the construction of an artificial opening through the neck into the trachea, usually for the relief of difficulty in breathing.
the opening so constructed.
Origin of tracheostomy
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noun plural -mies
the surgical formation of a temporary or permanent opening into the trachea following tracheotomy
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Surgical construction of a respiratory opening in the trachea.
The opening so made.
A tracheotomy performed in order to insert a catheter or tube into the trachea, especially to facilitate breathing.
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Surgical construction of an opening in the trachea, usually by making an incision in the front of the neck, for the insertion of a catheter or tube to facilitate breathing.
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