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cricothyroid

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adjective cri·co·thy·roid \-ˈthī-ˌrȯid\

Medical Definition of cricothyroid

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


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cricothyroid

noun cri·co·thy·roid

Medical Definition of cricothyroid

  1. :  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


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