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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In surgery, the act of making an incision into the windpipe or larynx, usually for the purpose of affording a passage for air into and out of the lungs when any disease or accident hinders respiration by the usual channels, or to extract foreign bodies which have lodged in the trachea.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Surg.) An incision into the windpipe or larynx, including the operations of tracheotomy and laryngotomy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun surgery An incision into the windpipe or larynx, including the operations of tracheotomy and laryngotomy.

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