cri·​coid ˈkrī-ˌkȯid How to pronounce cricoid (audio)
: of, relating to, or being a cartilage of the larynx with which arytenoid cartilages articulate

Word History


New Latin cricoides, from Greek krikoeidēs ring-shaped, from krikos ring — more at circle

First Known Use

1722, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cricoid was in 1722

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Cite this Entry

“Cricoid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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