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cricoid

[krahy-koid]Anatomy
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adjective
  1. pertaining to a ring-shaped cartilage at the lower part of the larynx.
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noun
  1. the cricoid cartilage.
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Origin of cricoid

1700–10; < New Latin cricoīdes < Greek krikoeidḗs ring-shaped. See circle, -oid
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Examples from the Web for cricoid

Historical Examples

  • The latter is connected with the cricoid cartilage by its membrane.

    Voice Production in Singing and Speaking

    Wesley Mills

  • The cricoid (krikos, a signet-ring) is the cartilage next in size.

  • The cricoid cartilage was imperfect in form; the hyo-epiglottic muscles very strong.

  • The thyroid thus rests upon, and is movable on, the cricoid cartilage.

    A Practical Physiology

    Albert F. Blaisdell

  • From the under side of the thyroid two horns project downwards to become jointed to the cricoid.

    A Practical Physiology

    Albert F. Blaisdell


British Dictionary definitions for cricoid

cricoid

adjective
  1. of or relating to the ring-shaped lowermost cartilage of the larynx
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noun
  1. this cartilage
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Word Origin

C18: from New Latin cricoīdes, from Greek krikoeidēs ring-shaped, from krikos ring
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cricoid in Medicine

cricoid

(krīkoid′)
adj.
  1. Ring-shaped.
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