(also tracheostomy /-ˈɒstəmi/)
Definition of tracheotomy in English:
noun (plural tracheotomies)Medicine
An incision in the windpipe made to relieve an obstruction to breathing: I had to do an emergency tracheotomy before we got to hospital tracheotomy is recommended
More example sentences
- Longer-term help with breathing may require a tracheotomy.
- Seventeen of the patients had a tracheostomy for airway obstruction.
- In some cases, such as when the swollen epiglottis blocks the windpipe, a tracheostomy may be performed.
Definition of tracheotomy in:
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