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arytenoid

/ˌærɪˈtiːnɔɪd/
adjective
1.
denoting either of two small cartilages of the larynx that are attached to the vocal cords
2.
denoting any of three small muscles of the larynx that narrow the space between the vocal cords
noun
3.
an arytenoid cartilage or muscle
Word Origin
C18: from New Latin arytaenoīdes, from Greek arutainoeidēs shaped like a ladle, from arutaina ladle
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