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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: kri'ko-hi-oyd'o-ep-i-glot'o-pek-se

Definition: An operation to repair and restore the function of the larynx after surgical ablation of cancer in which the epiglottis and hyoid bone are fixed to the cricoid cartilage.

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