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corniculate cartilage

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noun cor·nic·u·late cartilage \kȯr-ˈni-kyə-lət-\

Definition of corniculate cartilage

  1. :  a small nodule of yellow elastic cartilage articulating with the apex of the arytenoid



Origin of corniculate cartilage

Latin corniculatus horned, from corniculum, diminutive of cornu horn


First Known Use: circa 1909


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corniculate cartilage

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noun cor·nic·u·late cartilage \kȯr-ˌnik-yə-lət-\

Medical Definition of corniculate cartilage

  1. :  either of two small nodules of yellow elastic cartilage articulating with the apex of the arytenoid—called also cartilage of Santorini




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