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[mass noun] Surgical incision into the larynx, typically to provide an air passage when breathing is obstructed.
- ‘The term bronchotomy, then, encompassed both tracheotomy and laryngotomy and all these three terms were used loosely and they were not easily distinguishable from each other.’
- ‘Over time, the tracheotomy has gone by several different names, among them pharyngotomy, laryngotomy, bronchotomy, tracheostomy, and tracheotomy.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.