From Ancient Greek κρικοειδής (krikoeidḗs, “ring-shaped”), from κρίκος (kríkos, “ring”).
cricoid (comparative more cricoid, superlative most cricoid)
- (anatomy) Shaped like a ring, usually with reference to the cricoid cartilage.
cricoid (plural cricoids)
- (anatomy) The cricoid cartilage
- 1972, Vladimir Nabokov, Transparent Things, McGraw-Hill 1972, p. 81:
- What luck that Mr. Romeo still gripped and twisted and cracked that crooked cricoid as X-rayed by the firemen and mountain guides in the street.