thyroid cartilage n.
The largest cartilage of the larynx, having two broad processes that join anteriorly to form the Adam's apple.
It is situated below the thyroid cartilage, with which it is connected by a membrane, the crico-thyroid.
The posterior angles of this cartilage extend into the so-called horns of the thyroid cartilage.
Shows the thyroid cartilage above and the cricoid below both viewed from the side.
In females and boys the angle formed by the two plates of the thyroid cartilage is obtuse.
The larynx has the lateral sacculi well developed, though entirely concealed within the alae of the thyroid cartilage.
In this instance the thyroid cartilage was wounded on either side at the level of the Pomum Adami.
The man was wounded at Lucknow, and the ball entered the left side of the neck, close to the thyroid cartilage.
They are about two lines in width, and pass from the anterior angle of the thyroid cartilage, to the two arytenoid cartilages.
Dr. Hennen saw a case where a ball was found lying in a wound by the thyroid cartilage.
Jones, fancying that he was going to produce the title deeds, felt a little jump at his thyroid cartilage.