arytenoid
adjective Etymology: New Latin arytaenoides, from Greek arytainoeidēs, literally, ladle-shaped, from arytaina ladle Date: circa 1751 1. relating to or being either of two small laryngeal cartilages to which the vocal cords are attached 2. relating to or being either of a pair of small muscles or an unpaired muscle of the larynx • arytenoid noun

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  • Arytenoid — can refer to: Arytenoid cartilage Arytenoid muscle This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title. If an internal link led you here, you may wish to change the link to point directly to …   Wikipedia

  • arytenoid — [ar΄ə tē′noid, ə rit′ n oid΄] adj. [Gr arytainoeidēs, ladle shaped < arytaina, a ladle, cup < aryein, to draw (water) + eidos, form: see OID] 1. designating or of either of two small cartilages at the back of the larynx, connected with the… …   English World dictionary

  • Arytenoid — A*ryt e*noid, a. [Gr. ? shaped like a ladle; ? a ladle + e i^dos form.] (Anat.) 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • arytenoid — Denoting a cartilage (a. cartilage) and muscles (oblique and transverse a. muscles) of the larynx. [see arytenoideus] * * * ary·te·noid .ar ə tē .nȯid, ə rit ən .ȯid adj 1) relating to or being either of two small cartilages to which the vocal… …   Medical dictionary

  • arytenoid — adj. pertaining to two small cartilages located on top of the cricoid cartilage in the larynx; of or pertaining to the glands or muscles attached to the two arytenoid cartilages in the larynx (Anatomy) n. (Anatomy) either of two small funnel… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • arytenoid — arytenoidal /ar i tn oyd l/, adj. /ar i tee noyd, euh rit n oyd /, Anat. adj. 1. pertaining to either of two small cartilages on top of the cricoid cartilage at the upper, back part of the larynx. 2. pertaining to the muscles connected with these …   Universalium

  • arytenoid — ar•y•te•noid [[t]ˌær ɪˈti nɔɪd, əˈrɪt nˌɔɪd[/t]] adj. 1) anat. pertaining to either of two small cartilages at the back of the larynx 2) anat. pertaining to the muscles connected with these cartilages 3) anat. an arytenoid cartilage or muscle •… …   From formal English to slang

  • arytenoid — /ˈærətənɔɪd/ (say aruhtuhnoyd), /əˈrɪtənɔɪd/ (say uh rituhnoyd), /ærəˈtinɔɪd/ (say aruh teenoyd) Anatomy –adjective 1. ladle or cup shaped (applied to two small cartilages at the top of the larynx, and to some of the muscles connected with them) …   Australian English dictionary

  • arytenoid — noun either of two small cartilages at the back of the larynx to which the vocal folds are attached • Syn: ↑arytaenoid, ↑arytenoid cartilage • Hypernyms: ↑cartilage, ↑gristle • Part Holonyms: ↑larynx, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • arytenoid — 1. noun 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. 2. adjective Of, or relating to this cartilage, muscle or …   Wiktionary

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