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n. pl. tra·che·os·to·mies
1. Surgical construction of an opening in the trachea for the insertion of a catheter or tube to facilitate breathing.
2. The opening so made.
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n, pl -mies
(Surgery) the surgical formation of a temporary or permanent opening into the trachea following tracheotomy
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tra•che•os•to•my(ˌtreɪ kiˈɒs tə mi)
n., pl. -mies.
1. the construction of an artificial opening through the neck into the trachea, usu. for the relief of difficulty in breathing.
2. the opening so constructed.
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A method of making an artificial opening in the trachea (windpipe) to maintain a patient’s breathing.
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|Noun||1.||tracheostomy - 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)
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n. traqueostomía, incisión en la tráquea para permitir el paso de aire en caso de obstrucción.
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tracheostomyn (pl -mies) traqueostomía
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