Phar`yn*got"o*my (?), n. [Pharynx + Gr. to cut: cf. F. pharyngotomie.] Surg. (a)

The operation of making an incision into the pharynx, to remove a tumor or anything that obstructs the passage.

(b)

Scarification or incision of the tonsils.

 

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