cricoid

adjective
cri·​coid | \ˈkrī-ˌkȯid \

Definition of cricoid 

: of, relating to, or being a cartilage of the larynx with which arytenoid cartilages articulate

First Known Use of cricoid

1722, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cricoid

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

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