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 and Etymology of corniculate cartilage

Latin corniculatus horned, from corniculum, diminutive of cornu horn


First Known Use: circa 1909


Medical Dictionary

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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