cricoarytenoid


cricoarytenoid
Relating to the cricoid and arytenoid cartilages.

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cri·co·ar·y·te·noid .krī-kō-.ar-ə-'tē-.nȯid, -kō-ə-'rit-ən-.ȯid n
1) a muscle of the larynx that arises from the upper margin of the arch of the cricoid cartilage, inserts into the front of the process of the arytenoid cartilage, and helps to narrow the opening of the vocal cords called also lateral cricoarytenoid
2) a muscle of the larynx that arises from the posterior surface of the lamina of the cricoid cartilage, inserts into the posterior of the process of the arytenoid cartilage, and widens the opening of the vocal cords called also posterior cricoarytenoid

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cri·co·ar·y·te·noid (kri″ko-ahr″ĭ-teґnoid) pertaining to or extending between the cricoid and arytenoid cartilages.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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