Tracheotomy meaning

trā'kē-ŏt'ə-mē
Surgical incision of the trachea through the neck, as to make an artificial opening for breathing.
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Surgical incision of the trachea, as for making an artificial breathing hole.
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Surgical incision of the trachea through the neck, as to make an artificial opening for breathing.
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(surgery) A surgical procedure in which an incision is made into the trachea, through the neck, and a tube inserted so as to make an artificial opening in order to assist breathing.
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Origin of tracheotomy

  • From trachea + -otomy
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