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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.

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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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Medical definitions for cricoid

cricoid
[ krīkoid′ ]

adj.

Ring-shaped.
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