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cricoid cartilage

noun cri·coid cartilage \ ˈkrī-ˌkȯid- \

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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