arytenoid


ar·y·te·noid

adjective \ˌa-rə-ˈtē-ˌnid, ə-ˈri-tən-ˌid\

Definition of ARYTENOID

1
:  relating to or being either of two small laryngeal cartilages to which the vocal cords are attached
2
:  relating to or being either of a pair of small muscles or an unpaired muscle of the larynx
arytenoid noun

Origin of ARYTENOID

New Latin arytaenoides, from Greek arytainoeidēs, literally, ladle-shaped, from arytaina ladle
First Known Use: circa 1751

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