tracheotomy

[trey-kee-ot-uh-mee]
noun, plural tracheotomies. Surgery.
the operation of cutting into the trachea.

Origin:
1720–30; tracheo- + -tomy

tracheotomist, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To tracheotomy
Collins
World English Dictionary
tracheotomy (ˌtrækɪˈɒtəmɪ)
 
n , pl -mies
surgical incision into the trachea, usually performed when the upper air passage has been blocked

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
American Heritage
Medical Dictionary

tracheotomy tra·che·ot·o·my (trā'kē-ŏt'ə-mē)
n.
Incision into the trachea through the neck.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source
Example sentences
Her breathing tube was replaced with a tracheotomy tube.
Doctors sedated him, performed a tracheotomy and put him on a ventilator.
Besides the snake attacks, which are relatively bloodless, it has an improvised tracheotomy.
The emergency tracheotomy is disgusting and first-rate.
Related Words
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature