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tracheotomy

[ trey-kee-ot-uh-mee ]
/ ˌtreɪ kiˈɒt ə mi /
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noun, plural tra·che·ot·o·mies.Surgery.
the operation of cutting into the trachea.
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Origin of tracheotomy

First recorded in 1720–30; tracheo- + -tomy

OTHER WORDS FROM tracheotomy

tra·che·ot·o·mist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for tracheotomy

tracheotomy
/ (ˌtrækɪˈɒtəmɪ) /

noun plural -mies
surgical incision into the trachea, usually performed when the upper air passage has been blocked
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Medical definitions for tracheotomy

tracheotomy
[ trā′kē-ŏtə-mē ]

n.
Incision into the trachea through the neck.
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