laryngotracheotomy

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n laryngotracheotomy (Surg) The operation of cutting into the larynx and the upper part of the trachea, -- a frequent operation for obstruction to breathing.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n laryngotracheotomy Incision into the larynx and the trachea involving the cricoid and one or more of the upper tracheal rings.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Laryngotracheotomy the operation of cutting into the windpipe through the cricoid cartilage, the cricothyroid membrane, and the upper rings of the trachea
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Larynx, + tracheotomy,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.,—Gr. larynx, laryngos.