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BRONCHOTOMY (Gr. /3p6-y os, wind-pipe...

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Originally appearing in Volume V04, Page 636 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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BRONCHOTOMY (Gr. /3p6-y os, wind-pipe, and TEµvecv, to cut), a medical term used to describe a surgical incision into the throat; now largely superseded by the terms laryngotomy, thyrotomy and tracheotomy, which indicate more accurately the place of incision.
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