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laryngotomy

Syllabification: lar·yn·got·o·my
Pronunciation: /ˌlerəNGˈɡädəmē
 
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Definition of laryngotomy in English:

noun

Surgical incision into the larynx, typically to provide an air passage when breathing is obstructed.
Example sentences
  • Over time, the tracheotomy has gone by several different names, among them pharyngotomy, laryngotomy, bronchotomy, tracheostomy, and tracheotomy.
  • The term bronchotomy, then, encompassed both tracheotomy and laryngotomy and all these three terms were used loosely and they were not easily distinguishable from each other.

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