Definition of Arytenoid cartilage
1. Noun. Either of two small cartilages at the back of the larynx to which the vocal folds are attached.
Generic synonyms: Cartilage, Gristle
Group relationships: Larynx, Voice Box
Medical Definition of Arytenoid cartilage
1. One of a pair of small pyramidal cartilages that articulate with the lamina of the cricoid cartilage. The corresponding vocal ligament and several muscles are attached to it. (12 Dec 1998)
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Literary usage of Arytenoid cartilage
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1. Anatomy: Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1897)
"Its attachments are as follows : (1) Posteriorly, it is attached to the vocal process of one arytenoid cartilage, whence it extends as a. free edge in a ..."
2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1902)
"1901) a case of traumatic dislocation of the left arytenoid cartilage in an elderly man, aged seventy- twa years, who wa* struck on the neck by a drunken ..."
3. The Laryngoscope by American Laryngological, Rhinological, and Otological Society (1908)
"... Variable Infiltration of the Uvula, Soft Palate, and Right arytenoid cartilage in a Lady art. 30. Shown by Sir Felix Semon. The patient was first seen ..."
4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1890)
"... at tho base of the arytenoid cartilage. They are thus parallel with tho true voral cord, and when they contract the arytenoids are drawn forwards, ..."
5. 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. ..."