laryngotracheotomy la*ryn`go*tra`che*ot"o*my, n. [Larynx + tracheotomy.] (Surg.) The operation of cutting into the larynx and the upper part of the trachea, -- a frequent operation for obstruction to breathing. [1913 Webster]

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  • laryngotracheotomy — la·ryn·go·tra·che·ot·o·my (lə ring″go tra″ke otґo me) [laryngo + tracheotomy] incision of the larynx and trachea …   Medical dictionary

  • laryngotracheotomy — n. surgical opening of the larynx and trachea (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

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