1. tracheotomy

noun. a surgical operation that creates an opening into the trachea with a tube inserted to provide a passage for air; performed when the pharynx is obstructed by edema or cancer or other causes.


  • surgical operation
  • surgical process
  • operation
  • stoma
  • surgery
  • surgical procedure


  • major surgery
  • serial operation
  • asynchronous operation
  • synchronous operation

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Example sentences of the word tracheotomy

1. Noun, singular or mass
If your pup's larynx is obstructed, an opening will be made in his neck to allow a tracheotomy tube to be inserted, allowing him to breathe comfortably during the treatment.

2. Adjective
For some the oxygen in pumped through a tube in the nose, for others it is given through a face mask and for still others it flows through a tracheotomy tube in the victim's throat.