Definition of Arytenoid

1. Noun. Either of two small cartilages at the back of the larynx to which the vocal folds are attached.

Exact synonyms: Arytaenoid, Arytenoid Cartilage
Generic synonyms: Cartilage, Gristle
Group relationships: Larynx, Voice Box



Definition of Arytenoid

1. a. Ladle-shaped; -- applied to two small cartilages of the larynx, and also to the glands, muscles, etc., connected with them. The cartilages are attached to the cricoid cartilage and connected with the vocal cords.

Definition of Arytenoid

1. Noun. (anatomy) Either of a pair of movable cartilages in the larynx that serve as posterior attachment points for the vocal folds; a muscle attached to this cartilage, or a gland located near it. ¹

2. Adjective. Of, or relating to this cartilage, muscle or gland. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Arytenoid

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Medical Definition of Arytenoid

1. Ladle-shaped; applied to two small cartilages of the larynx, and also to the glands, muscles, etc, connected with them. The cartilages are attached to the cricoid cartilage and connected with the vocal cords. Origin: Gr. Shaped like a ladle; a ladle + form. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Arytenoid

arylsulfatases
arylsulfate sulfotransferase
arylsulfonates
arylsulfonic acids
arylsulfotransferase
arylsulphatase
arylsulphatases
arylsulphonate
arylsulphonates
arylthiourea
arylthioureas
aryne
arynes
arytaenoid
arytenoepiglottidean
arytenoid (current term)
arytenoid cartilage
arytenoid glands
arytenoid swelling
arytenoidal articular surface of cricoid
arytenoidectomy
arytenoideus
arytenoiditis
arytenoidopexy
arytenoids
arythmancy
arythmia
arythmias
arythmic
arytænoides

Literary usage of Arytenoid

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1. Anatomy: Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1897)
"The Crico-thyro-arytenoid Ligament.—This is a strong fibrous lamina, bent on itself anteriorly. Its attachments are as follows : (1) Posteriorly, ..."

2. A Text Book of Physiology by Michael Foster (1891)
"The left halves of the thyroid and cricoid have been removed so as to shew the right arytenoid in position. Th. Thyroid. Cri. Cricoid. Anl. arytenoid. .5. ..."

3. Quain's Elements of Anatomy by Jones Quain, William Sharpey, John Cleland, Allen Thomson (1867)
"The arytenoid muscle passes straight across, and its fibres are attached to the whole extent of the concave surface on the back of each arytenoid cartilage. ..."

4. The Journal of Anatomy and Physiology by Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland (1882)
"As the fibres all begin from the arytenoid, and terminate successively at more distant points of the crico-thyroid membrane, we see that the muscle is ..."

5. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1890)
"Imagine the pyramidal form of tho arytenoid cartilages. To the inner angle of the triangular base are attached, as already described, the true vocal cords ..."

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