cricothyroid membrane


: a membrane of yellow elastic tissue that is attached below to the cricoid cartilage, in front to the thyroid cartilage, and in back to the arytenoid cartilages and that forms the vocal ligaments with its thickened upper margins

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“Cricothyroid membrane.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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