arytenoid

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Greek ἀρύταινα (arytaina) "ladle" + εἶδος (eidos) "kind".

Noun[edit]

arytenoid (plural arytenoids)

  1. (anatomy) Either of a pair of movable cartilages in the larynx that serve as posterior attachment points for the vocal folds; a muscle attached to this cartilage, or a gland located near it.

Adjective[edit]

arytenoid (not comparable)

  1. Of, or relating to this cartilage, muscle or gland.

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