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arytenoid

[ar-i-tee-noid, uh-rit-n-oid] /ˌær ɪˈti nɔɪd, əˈrɪt nˌɔɪd/
adjective
1.
pertaining to either of two small cartilages on top of the cricoid cartilage at the upper, back part of the larynx.
2.
pertaining to the muscles connected with these cartilages.
3.
pertaining to the glands in the aryepiglottic fold of the larynx.
noun
4.
an arytenoid cartilage, muscle, or gland.
Origin
1685-1695
1685-95; < Greek arytainoeidḗs literally, ladle-shaped, equivalent to arýtain(a) ladle, pitcher, funnel + -oeidēs -oid
Related forms
arytenoidal
[ar-i-tn-oid-l] /ˌær ɪ tnˈɔɪd l/ (Show IPA),
adjective
interarytenoid, adjective
postarytenoid, adjective
subarytenoid, adjective
subarytenoidal, adjective
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Examples from the web for arytenoid
  • The arytenoid cartilage of the larynx shows a transition from hyaline cartilage at its base to elastic cartilage at the apex.
British Dictionary definitions for arytenoid

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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arytenoid in Medicine

arytenoid ar·y·te·noid (ār'ĭ-tē'noid', ə-rĭt'n-oid')
n.

  1. Either of two small pitcher-shaped cartilages at the back of the larynx to which the vocal cords are attached.

  2. A muscle that is connected to either of these cartilages.

  3. Any of several small mucous glands located in front of these cartilages.

adj.
Of or relating to these cartilages or an associated muscle or gland.
ar'y·te·noid'al adj.
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