- pertaining to a ring-shaped cartilage at the lower part of the larynx.
- the cricoid cartilage.
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The cricoid (krikos, a signet-ring) is the cartilage next in size.
The latter is connected with the cricoid cartilage by its membrane.
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.
From the under side of the thyroid two horns project downwards to become jointed to the cricoid.
- of or relating to the ring-shaped lowermost cartilage of the larynx
- this cartilage
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