Definition of tracheotomy in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌtrakɪˈɒtəmi/
(also tracheostomy /ˌtrakɪˈɒstəmi/)

noun (plural tracheotomies)

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.

Words that rhyme with tracheotomy

dichotomy, lobotomy, trichotomy

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