corniculate cartilage

noun

cor·​nic·​u·​late cartilage kȯr-ˈni-kyə-lət- How to pronounce corniculate cartilage (audio)
: a small nodule of yellow elastic cartilage articulating with the apex of the arytenoid

Word History

Etymology

Latin corniculatus horned, from corniculum, diminutive of cornu horn

First Known Use

circa 1909, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
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 23 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

corniculate cartilage

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