arytenoid

adjective
ar·​y·​te·​noid | \ ˌa-rə-ˈtē-ˌnȯid How to pronounce arytenoid (audio) , ə-ˈri-tᵊn-ˌȯid How to pronounce arytenoid (audio) \

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

Other Words from arytenoid

arytenoid noun

First Known Use of arytenoid

circa 1751, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for arytenoid

borrowed from New Latin arytaenoīdēs, borrowed from Greek arytainoeidḗs "ladle-shaped" (modifying chóndros "cartilage"), from arýtaina "ladle, spoon" (from arýtein "to draw [water, wine]" —of uncertain origin— + -aina, suffix of instruments) + -oeidēs -oid entry 2

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“Arytenoid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/arytenoid. Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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arytenoid

adjective
ary·​te·​noid | \ ˌar-ə-ˈtē-ˌnȯid How to pronounce arytenoid (audio) , ə-ˈrit-ᵊn-ˌȯid How to pronounce arytenoid (audio) \

Medical Definition of arytenoid

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

arytenoid

noun

Medical Definition of arytenoid (Entry 2 of 2)

: an arytenoid cartilage or muscle

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