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arytenoid

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adjective ar·y·te·noid \ˌa-rə-ˈtē-ˌnȯid, ə-ˈri-tən-ˌȯid\

Definition of arytenoid

  1. 1 :  relating to or being either of two small laryngeal cartilages to which the vocal cords are attached

  2. 2 :  relating to or being either of a pair of small muscles or an unpaired muscle of the larynx

arytenoid

noun


Origin and Etymology of arytenoid

New Latin arytaenoides, from Greek arytainoeidēs, literally, ladle-shaped, from arytaina ladle


First Known Use: circa 1751


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arytenoid

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adjective ary·te·noid \ˌar-ə-ˈtē-ˌnȯid, ə-ˈrit-ən-ˌȯid\

Medical Definition of arytenoid

  1. 1:  relating to or being either of two small cartilages to which the vocal cords are attached and which are situated at the upper back part of the larynx

  2. 2:  relating to or being either of a pair of small muscles or an unpaired muscle of the larynx




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arytenoid

noun ar·y·te·noid

Medical Definition of arytenoid

  1. :  an arytenoid cartilage or muscle




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