from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In surgery, division of the thyroid cartilage.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Surg.) The operation of cutting into the thyroid cartilage.
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- noun surgery The
operationof cuttinginto the thyroid cartilage.
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BRONCHOTOMY (Gr. [Greek: bronchos], wind-pipe, and [Greek: temnein], to cut), a medical term used to describe a surgical incision into the throat; now largely superseded by the terms laryngotomy, thyrotomy and tracheotomy, which indicate more accurately the place of incision.
6, Indirect view of larynx eight weeks after thyrotomy for cancer of the right cord in a man of fifty years.