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cricoid

[krahy-koid] /ˈkraɪ kɔɪd/
adjective
1.
pertaining to a ring-shaped cartilage at the lower part of the larynx.
noun
2.
the cricoid cartilage.
Origin
1700-1710
1700-10; < Neo-Latin cricoīdes < Greek krikoeidḗs ring-shaped. See circle, -oid
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British Dictionary definitions for cricoid

cricoid

/ˈkraɪkɔɪd/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the ring-shaped lowermost cartilage of the larynx
noun
2.
this cartilage
Word Origin
C18: from New Latin cricoīdes, from Greek krikoeidēs ring-shaped, from krikos ring
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cricoid in Medicine

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

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