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cricothyrotomy cri·co·thy·rot·o·my (krī'kō-thī-rŏt'ə-mē)
n.
Incision through the skin and the cricothyroid membrane for emergency relief of upper respiratory obstruction. Also called intercricothyrotomy.

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