cricoid

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek κρικοειδής ‎(krikoeidḗs, ring-shaped), from κρίκος ‎(kríkos, ring).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

cricoid ‎(comparative more cricoid, superlative most cricoid)

  1. (anatomy) Shaped like a ring, usually with reference to the cricoid cartilage.

Noun[edit]

cricoid ‎(plural cricoids)

  1. (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.