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n. pl. tra·che·ot·o·mies
Surgical incision of the trachea through the neck, as to make an artificial opening for breathing.
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.
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|Noun||1.||tracheotomy - 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)