tracheostomy tra·che·os·to·my (trā'kē-ŏs'tə-mē)
Surgical construction of a respiratory opening in the trachea.
The opening so made.
A tracheotomy performed in order to insert a catheter or tube into the trachea, especially to facilitate breathing.
|tracheostomy (trā'kē-ŏs'tə-mē) Pronunciation Key
Surgical construction of an opening in the trachea, usually by making an incision in the front of the neck, for the insertion of a catheter or tube to facilitate breathing.