Definitions for tracheotomyˌtreɪ kiˈɒt ə mi
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
tra•che•ot•o•myˌtreɪ kiˈɒt ə mi(n.)(pl.)-mies.
the operation of cutting into the trachea.
Origin of tracheotomy:
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
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.
Origin: From trachea + -otomy
the operation of making an opening into the windpipe
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Surgical incision of the trachea.