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From tracheo- +‎ -tomy.

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tracheotomy ‎(plural tracheotomies)

  1. (surgery) A surgical procedure in which an incision is made into the trachea, through the neck, and a tube inserted so as to make an artificial opening in order to assist breathing.

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