thyroid cartilage


The largest cartilage of the larynx, having two broad processes that join anteriorly to form the Adam's apple.

Nearby words

  1. thyrohyoid,
  2. thyrohyoid membrane,
  3. thyroid,
  4. thyroid artery,
  5. thyroid bruit,
  6. thyroid crisis,
  7. thyroid gland,
  8. thyroid hormone,
  9. thyroid stimulating hormone,
  10. thyroid storm

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