arytenoid definition

  • noun:
    • Either of two little pitcher-shaped cartilages at the rear of the larynx that the singing cords are attached.
    • A muscle connected to either of these cartilages.
    • Any of a few tiny mucous glands based in front of those cartilages.
    • Either of a couple of movable cartilages within the larynx that act as posterior accessory things the singing folds; a muscle attached with this cartilage, or a gland located near it.
    • An arytenoid cartilage.
    • either of two little cartilages at the back of the larynx to which the vocal folds tend to be attached
  • adjective:
    • Of or relating to these cartilages or an associated muscle tissue or gland.
    • Of, or concerning this cartilage, muscle tissue or gland.
    • Ladle-shaped; -- put on two little cartilages associated with the larynx, and also to the glands, muscle tissue, etc., connected with them. The cartilages tend to be attached to the cricoid cartilage and associated with the singing cords.
  • others:
    • Ladle- or cup-shaped: in anatomy, placed on two small cartilages towards the top of the larynx, and also to the muscle tissue related to these cartilages.

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