cricoid cartilage

cricoid cartilage
cri·coid cartilage 'krī-.kȯid- n a cartilage of the larynx which articulates with the lower cornua of the thyroid cartilage and with which the arytenoid cartilages articulate called also cricoid

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the cartilage, shaped like a signet ring, that forms part of the anterior and lateral walls and most of the posterior wall of the larynx.

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cartilago cricoidea.

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  • cricoid — [ krʌɪkɔɪd] noun (also cricoid cartilage) Anatomy the ring shaped cartilage of the larynx. Origin C18: from mod. L. cricoides ring shaped …   English new terms dictionary

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