arytenoid

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia

The cartilages of the larynx, amongst which the arytenoids, seen from behind
schematic superior view on the larynx, showing the arytenoid cartilages and muscle on the posterior rim of the cricoid

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

IPA(key): /ærᵻˈtiːnɔɪd/

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 these cartilages, or a gland located near it.

Translations[edit]

Adjective[edit]

arytenoid ‎(not comparable)

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

Derived terms[edit]