Definition of tracheotomy in English:

tracheotomy

Syllabification: tra·che·ot·o·my
Pronunciation: /ˌtrākēˈädəmē
 
/
(also tracheostomy /-ˈästəmē/)

noun (plural tracheotomies)

Medicine
An incision in the windpipe made to relieve an obstruction to breathing.
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.

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