Division of the cricoid cartilage, as in cricoid split, to enlarge the subglottic airway. [cricoid + G. tome, incision]

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cri·cot·o·my (kri-kotґə-me) [Gr. krikos ring + -tomy] incision of the cricoid cartilage.

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  • crico- — combining form Etymology: New Latin, from cricoides cricoid : cricoid cricotomy : cricoid and cricothyroid …   Useful english dictionary