Thyroid cartilage

Thyroid cartilage
The largest of the cartilages of the larynx (the voice box). The thyroid cartilage is formed of two approximately quadrilateral plates (called laminae) that are joined anteriorly (in the front) at an angle of from 90° to 120° to create a prominence in the neck. This bump is called the laryngeal prominence (or, familiarly, Adam's apple). The thyroid cartilage has nothing to do with the thyroid gland, except for proximity.

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thyroid cartilage n the chief cartilage of the larynx that consists of two broad lamellae joined at an angle and that forms the Adam's apple

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the main cartilage of the larynx, consisting of two broad plates that join at the front to form a V-shaped structure. The thyroid cartilage forms the Adam's apple in front of the larynx.

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cartilago thyroidea.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • thyroid cartilage — noun The largest cartilage in the larynx; the Adam’s apple …   Wiktionary

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  • Inferior horn of thyroid cartilage — Infobox Anatomy Name = PAGENAME Latin = cornu inferius cartilaginis thyroideae GraySubject = 236 GrayPage = 1074 Caption = The cartilages of the larynx. Posterior view. Caption2 = The ligaments of the larynx. Antero lateral view. Precursor =… …   Wikipedia

  • Thyroid — Thy roid, a. [Gr. qyreoeidh s shield shaped; qyreo s a large, oblong shield (from qy ra a door) + e i^dos form: cf. F. thyro[ i]de, thyr[ e]o[ i]de.] 1. Shaped like an oblong shield; shield shaped; as, the thyroid cartilage. [1913 Webster] 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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