arytenoid

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

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 and Etymology of arytenoid

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


Medical Dictionary

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arytenoid

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

medical Definition of arytenoid

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

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arytenoid

noun

medical Definition of arytenoid

:an arytenoid cartilage or muscle

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