to introduce one or more groups into (a compound).
pertaining to either of two small cartilages on top of the cricoid cartilage at the upper, back part of the larynx. pertaining to the muscles connected with these cartilages. pertaining to the glands in the aryepiglottic fold of the larynx. an arytenoid cartilage, muscle, or gland. Historical Examples From its side at the back part […]
- Arytenoid cartilage
arytenoid cartilage arytenoid cartilage n. Either of a pair of small pyramidal laryngeal cartilages that articulate with the lamina of the cricoid cartilage and give attachment to the posterior part of the corresponding vocal ligament and to several muscles.
- Arytenoid muscle
arytenoid muscle arytenoid muscle n. A muscle with its origin in the muscular process of the arytenoid cartilage, with insertion to the summit of the arytenoid cartilage of the opposite side and the aryepiglottic fold as far as the epiglottis, with nerve supply from the recurrent laryngeal nerve, and whose action narrows the rima glottidis; […]
arytenoidectomy arytenoidectomy ar·y·te·noi·dec·to·my (ār’ĭ-tē’noi-děk’tə-mē, ə-rĭt’n-oi-) n. Excision of an arytenoid cartilage.