surgical puncture of the larynx, with aspiration.
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laryngocentesisThe near-extinct practice of surgically puncturing the larynx—e.g., for administering a medication through the cricothyroid membrane.
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laryngocentesis(lăr-ĭn″gō-sĕn-tē′sĭs) [″ + kentesis, puncture]
Incision or puncture of the larynx.
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