Definition of Thyroid cartilage

1. Noun. The largest cartilage of the larynx.

Exact synonyms: Adam's Apple
Generic synonyms: Cartilage, Gristle
Group relationships: Larynx, Voice Box



Definition of Thyroid cartilage

1. Noun. (anatomy) The largest cartilage in the larynx; the Adam’s apple ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Thyroid cartilage

1. The largest cartilage of the larynx consisting of two laminae fusing anteriorly at an acute angle in the midline of the neck. The point of fusion forms a subcutaneous projection known as the adam's apple. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Thyroid Cartilage

thyrohypophysial syndrome
thyroid
thyroid-stimulating hormone
thyroid-stimulating hormone-releasing factor
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thyroid-stimulating immunoglobulins
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thyroid binding globulin
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thyroid carcinoma risk factors
thyroid cartilage (current term)
thyroid colloid
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thyroid diverticulum
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Literary usage of Thyroid cartilage

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1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"The ligaments connecting the thyroid cartilage to the cricoid are also three in ... The ligament connecting the epiglottis with the thyroid cartilage is the ..."

2. Medical Lexicon: A Dictionary of Medical Science : Containing a Concise by Robley Dunglison (1848)
"That which belongs or relates to the thyroid cartilage and os ... It is attached to the oblique line on the anterior surface of the thyroid cartilage; ..."

3. Microscopical Morphology of the Animal Body in Health and Disease by Carl Heitzmann (1882)
"THE STRUCTURE OP THE thyroid cartilage. ... Longitudinal sections through the lateral plates of the thyroid cartilage of a man of about twenty-five years, ..."

4. Medical Lexicon: A Dictionary of Medical Science : Containing a Concise by Robley Dunglison (1868)
"It is attached to the oblique line on the anterior surface of the thyroid cartilage; to the inferior edge of the body of the os ..."

5. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"Many of the fibres of the anterior portion pass from the thyroid cartilage with a slight curve (concavity inwards) to thc processus vocalis at the base of ..."

6. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1890)
"... of tho thyroid cartilage. They arc practi- . cally continuous with tho lateral crico- ... superior vocal cords inside and tho thyroid cartilage outside, ..."

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