thyrotomy

thyrotomy

[thahy-rot-uh-mee]
noun, plural thyrotomies. Surgery.
incision or splitting of the thyroid cartilage; laryngotomy.
Compare thyroidectomy.


Origin:
1875–80; thyro- + -tomy

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thyrotomy thy·rot·o·my (thī-rŏt'ə-mē)
n.

  1. Incision of the thyroid gland.

  2. See laryngofissure.

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