corniculate cartilage

noun
cor·​nic·​u·​late cartilage | \ kȯr-ˈni-kyə-lət- How to pronounce corniculate cartilage (audio) \

Definition of corniculate cartilage

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

First Known Use of corniculate cartilage

circa 1909, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for corniculate cartilage

Latin corniculatus horned, from corniculum, diminutive of cornu horn

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The first known use of corniculate cartilage was circa 1909

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“Corniculate cartilage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/corniculate%20cartilage. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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corniculate cartilage

noun
cor·​nic·​u·​late cartilage | \ kȯr-ˌnik-yə-lət- How to pronounce corniculate cartilage (audio) \

Medical Definition of corniculate cartilage

: 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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