Meaning of laryngotomy in English:


Pronunciation /ˌlarɪŋˈɡɒtəmi/


mass noun
  • Surgical incision into the larynx, typically to provide an air passage when breathing is obstructed.

    ‘Over time, the tracheotomy has gone by several different names, among them pharyngotomy, laryngotomy, bronchotomy, tracheostomy, and tracheotomy.’
    • ‘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.’