noun, plural tracheotomies. Surgery.
the operation of cutting into the trachea.

1720–30; tracheo- + -tomy

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tracheotomy (ˌtrækɪˈɒtəmɪ)
n , pl -mies
surgical incision into the trachea, usually performed when the upper air passage has been blocked

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

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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.
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