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.

Nearby words

  1. tracheorrhagia,
  2. tracheoschisis,
  3. tracheoscopy,
  4. tracheostenosis,
  5. tracheostomy,
  6. tracheotomy tube,
  7. trachiniae,
  8. trachitis,
  9. trachle,
  10. trachoma

Origin of tracheotomy

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

Related formstra·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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Word Origin and History for tracheotomy

tracheotomy

n.

1726, Modern Latin, coined 1718 by German surgeon Lorenz Heister (1683-1758); see trachea + -tomy.

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Medicine definitions for tracheotomy

tracheotomy

[ trā′kē-ŏtə-mē ]

n.

Incision into the trachea through the neck.

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