Medical Definition of Cricopharyngeal ligament

1. An elastic band connecting the tip of the corniculate (Santorini's) cartilage and the lamina of the cricoid cartilage and continuing into the pharyngeal mucosa covering the cricoid lamina. Synonym: ligamentum cricopharyngeum, corniculopharyngeal ligament, cricosantorinian ligament, jugal ligament, ligamentum corniculopharyngeum, ligamentum jugale. (05 Mar 2000)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cricopharyngeal Ligament

cricks
cricky
crico-aryt├Žnoid
cricoarytenoid
cricoarytenoid articular capsule
cricoarytenoid articulation
cricoarytenoid joint
cricoarytenoideus
cricoesophageal tendon
cricoid
cricoid cartilage
cricoids
cricoidynia
cricondentherm
cricopharyngeal
cricopharyngeal ligament (current term)
cricopharyngeal myotomy
cricopharyngeal part of inferior pharyngeal constrictor
cricopharyngeus muscle
cricosantorinian ligament
cricothyroid
cricothyroid artery
cricothyroid articular capsule
cricothyroid articulation
cricothyroid joint
cricothyroid ligament
cricothyroid membrane
cricothyroideus
cricothyroidotomy
cricothyrotomy

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