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n. - Surgical removal of part or all of the muscular and cartilaginous structure lined with mucous membrane at the upper part of the trachea in humans (usually to treat cancer).

Usage examples (25)
  • "I went in and did a laryngectomy, which is taking out the larynx," Rabon said.
  • At first, the doctors said he'd need a laryngectomy, meaning he'd spend the rest of his life with a tube in his throat, speaking through a handheld device.
  • Against his doctors 'advice, Helm did not get a laryngectomy.
  • Treasure Coast Nu-Voices: For laryngectomy patients, family members. for more
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