Definition of tracheotomy in English:

tracheotomy

(also tracheostomy)

noun

Medicine
  • An incision in the windpipe made to relieve an obstruction to breathing.

    • ‘Seventeen of the patients had a tracheostomy for airway obstruction.’
    • ‘In some cases, such as when the swollen epiglottis blocks the windpipe, a tracheostomy may be performed.’
    • ‘Longer-term help with breathing may require a tracheotomy.’
    • ‘In severe problem patients a tracheotomy or surgical opening (temporary or permanent) above the Adams apple is needed.’
    • ‘All tracheotomies were operative tracheotomies, and no percutaneous dilatational tracheostomies were performed.’

Pronunciation

tracheotomy

/ˌtreɪkiˈɑdəmi//ˌtrākēˈädəmē/