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tracheotomy (n.)

1726, Modern Latin, coined 1718 by German surgeon Lorenz Heister (1683-1758); see trachea + -tomy.

updated on June 22, 2012

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Definitions of tracheotomy from WordNet

tracheotomy (n.)
a surgical operation that creates an opening into the trachea with a tube inserted to provide a passage for air; performed when the pharynx is obstructed by edema or cancer or other causes;
Synonyms: tracheostomy
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