cricoid cartilage

noun
cri·​coid cartilage | \ ˈkrī-ˌkȯid- How to pronounce cricoid cartilage (audio) \

Medical Definition of cricoid cartilage

: a cartilage of the larynx which articulates with the lower cornua of the thyroid cartilage and with which the arytenoid cartilages articulate

called also cricoid

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“Cricoid cartilage.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/cricoid%20cartilage. Accessed 22 Sep. 2021.

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