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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.


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  • Arytenoidopexy

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