cricoid

[ krahy-koid ]
/ ˈkraɪ kɔɪd /
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adjective

pertaining to a ring-shaped cartilage at the lower part of the larynx.

noun

the cricoid cartilage.

Nearby words

  1. cricket frog,
  2. cricket table,
  3. cricketer,
  4. cricoarytenoid,
  5. cricoarytenoid muscle,
  6. cricoid cartilage,
  7. cricoidectomy,
  8. cricopharyngeal,
  9. cricothyroid,
  10. cricothyroid muscle

Origin of cricoid

1700–10; < New Latin cricoīdes < Greek krikoeidḗs ring-shaped. See circle, -oid

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British Dictionary definitions for cricoid

cricoid

/ (ˈkraɪkɔɪd) /

adjective

of or relating to the ring-shaped lowermost cartilage of the larynx

noun

this cartilage

Word Origin for cricoid

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

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Medicine definitions for cricoid

cricoid

[ krīkoid′ ]

adj.

Ring-shaped.

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