cricoid cartilage n.
The lowermost of the laryngeal cartilages, expanded into a nearly quadrilateral plate. Also called innominate cartilage.
The thyroid thus rests upon, and is movable on, the cricoid cartilage.
The latter is connected with the cricoid cartilage by its membrane.
The cricoid cartilage was imperfect in form; the hyo-epiglottic muscles very strong.
Laryngo-tracheotomy, when the cricoid cartilage and the upper ring of the trachea are divided.
It is composed of two parts, and is connected with the bone of the tongue above, and with the cricoid cartilage below.
The cricoid cartilage, which forms the upper part of the framework of the larynx, rests on the "Adam's apple."
The cricoid cartilage corresponds in level to that of the lower border of the sixth cervical vertebræ and its transverse process.