cricothyroid

adjective
cri·​co·​thy·​roid | \ -ˈthī-ˌrȯid How to pronounce cricothyroid (audio) \

Medical Definition of cricothyroid

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: relating to or connecting the cricoid cartilage and the thyroid cartilage

cricothyroid

noun

Medical Definition of cricothyroid (Entry 2 of 2)

: a triangular muscle of the larynx that is attached to the cricoid and thyroid cartilages and is the principal tensor of the vocal cords

called also cricothyroid muscle

Comments on cricothyroid

What made you want to look up cricothyroid? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

suitable to be imparted to the public

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Where in the World? A Quiz

  • peter bruegel tower of babel painting
  • What language does pajama come from?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!