cricoid

cricoid

[krahy-koid] Anatomy.
adjective
1.
pertaining to a ring-shaped cartilage at the lower part of the larynx.
noun
2.
the cricoid cartilage.

Origin:
1700–10; < Neo-Latin cricoīdes < Greek krikoeidḗs ring-shaped. See circle, -oid

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cricoid (ˈkraɪkɔɪd)
 
adj
1.  of or relating to the ring-shaped lowermost cartilage of the larynx
 
n
2.  this cartilage
 
[C18: from New Latin cricoīdes, from Greek krikoeidēs ring-shaped, from krikos ring]

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cricoid cri·coid (krī'koid')
adj.
Ring-shaped.

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