cricoidectomy cri·coi·dec·to·my (krī’koi-děk’tə-mē)
Excision of the cricoid cartilage.


Read Also:

  • Cricoid cartilage

    cricoid cartilage n. The lowermost of the laryngeal cartilages, expanded into a nearly quadrilateral plate. Also called innominate cartilage.

  • Cricopharyngeal

    [krahy-koh-fuh-rin-jee-uh l, -juh l, -far-in-jee-uh l] /ˌkraɪ koʊ fəˈrɪn dʒi əl, -dʒəl, -ˌfær ɪnˈdʒi əl/ adjective, Anatomy. 1. of, relating to, or involving the cricoid cartilage and the pharynx. cricopharyngeal cri·co·pha·ryn·ge·al (krī’kō-fə-rĭn’jē-əl, -jəl, -fār’ĭn-jē’əl) adj. Relating to the cricoid cartilage and the pharynx.

  • Cricothyroid

    cricothyroid cri·co·thy·roid (krī’kō-thī’roid’) adj. Relating to the cricoid and the thyroid cartilages.

  • Cricothyroid muscle

    cricothyroid muscle n. A muscle with origin from the anterior surface of the arch of the cricoid, with insertion either upward to the ala of the thyroid or outward to the inferior cornu of the thyroid, with nerve supply from the superior laryngeal nerve, and whose action makes the vocal folds tense.

Disclaimer: Cricoidectomy definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.