Definition of pharyngotomy in English:

pharyngotomy

noun

  • A surgical incision into the pharynx.

    • ‘Over time, the tracheotomy has gone by several different names, among them pharyngotomy, laryngotomy, bronchotomy, tracheostomy, and tracheotomy.’
    • ‘Suprahyoid pharyngotomy has been utilized as the standard approach to tongue base cancer not involving the larynx or mandible for the last 6 years at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Boston, Mass.’
    • ‘The pharyngotomy can be initiated at several sites, depending on the location of the tumor. We do not advise Pearson's transventricular pharyngotomy.’

Pronunciation:

pharyngotomy

/ˌfarɪŋˈɡɒtəmi/