Definitions for tracheostomyˌtreɪ kiˈɒs tə mi

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

tra•che•os•to•myˌtreɪ kiˈɒs tə mi(n.)(pl.)-mies.

  1. the construction of an artificial opening through the neck into the trachea, usu. for the relief of difficulty in breathing.

    Category: Surgery

  2. the opening so constructed.

    Category: Surgery

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tracheostomy, tracheotomy(noun)

    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


  1. tracheostomy(Noun)

    A surgical procedure in which an incision is made into the trachea, through the neck, and a tube inserted so as to make an artificial opening in order to assist breathing.

  2. Origin: From trachea + -ostomy

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Tracheostomy

    Surgical formation of an opening into the trachea through the neck, or the opening so created.


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