tracheotomy


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tra·che·ot·o·my

 (trā′kē-ŏt′ə-mē)
n. pl. tra·che·ot·o·mies
Surgical incision of the trachea through the neck, as to make an artificial opening for breathing.

tracheotomy

(ˌtrækɪˈɒtəmɪ)
n, pl -mies
(Surgery) surgical incision into the trachea, usually performed when the upper air passage has been blocked

tra•che•ot•o•my

(ˌtreɪ kiˈɒt ə mi)

n., pl. -mies.
the operation of cutting into the trachea.
[1720–30]
tra`che•ot′o•mist, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tracheotomy - a surgical operation that creates an opening into the trachea with a tube inserted to provide a passage for airtracheotomy - a surgical operation that creates an opening into the trachea with a tube inserted to provide a passage for air; performed when the pharynx is obstructed by edema or cancer or other causes
surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical process, surgery, operation - a medical procedure involving an incision with instruments; performed to repair damage or arrest disease in a living body; "they will schedule the operation as soon as an operating room is available"; "he died while undergoing surgery"
stoma - a mouth or mouthlike opening (especially one created by surgery on the surface of the body to create an opening to an internal organ)
Translations

tracheotomy

[ˌtrækɪˈɒtəmɪ] Ntraqueotomía f

tracheotomy

tra·che·ot·o·my

n. traqueotomía, incisión en la tráquea a través de la piel y los músculos del cuello.

tracheotomy

n (pl -mies) traqueotomía
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