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n. - A surgical operation that creates an opening into the main trunk of the system of tubes by which air passes to and from the lungs with a tube inserted to provide a passage for air.

Usage examples (35)
  • A tracheotomy is a procedure performed in that situation.
  • But even in experienced hands, a tracheotomy could be a tricky procedure.
  • A surgical procedure known as a tracheotomy was performed Saturday morning.
  • This procedure requires surgery called a tracheotomy and a varying period of time in the hospital. for more
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