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arytenoidectomy

Pronunciation: ar′ĭ-tē-noy-dek′tō-mē

Definition: Excision of an arytenoid cartilage, usually in bilateral vocal fold paralysis, to improve breathing.

[arytenoid + G. ektomē, excision]

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