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 (ăr′ĭ-tē′noid′, ə-rĭt′n-oid′)
1. Either of two small pitcher-shaped cartilages at the back of the larynx to which the vocal cords are attached.
2. A muscle connected to either of these cartilages.
3. Any of several small mucous glands located in front of these cartilages.
Of or relating to these cartilages or an associated muscle or gland.

[New Latin arytaenoīdēs, from Greek arutainoeidēs, shaped like a ladle : arutaina, feminine variant of arutēr, ladle (from aruein, to draw water) + -oeidēs, -oid.]

ar′y·te·noi′dal adj.


(ˌærɪˈtiːnɔɪd) or


1. (Anatomy) denoting either of two small cartilages of the larynx that are attached to the vocal cords
2. (Anatomy) denoting any of three small muscles of the larynx that narrow the space between the vocal cords
(Anatomy) an arytenoid cartilage or muscle
[C18: from New Latin arytaenoīdes, from Greek arutainoeidēs shaped like a ladle, from arutaina ladle]


(ˌær ɪˈti nɔɪd, əˈrɪt nˌɔɪd)
1. pertaining to either of two small cartilages at the back of the larynx.
2. pertaining to the muscles connected with these cartilages.
3. an arytenoid cartilage or muscle.
[1685–95; < Greek arytainoeidḗs literally, ladle-shaped =arýtain(a) ladle + -oeidēs -oid]
ar`y•te•noi′dal (-tnˈɔɪd l) adj.
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Noun1.arytenoid - either of two small cartilages at the back of the larynx to which the vocal folds are attachedarytenoid - either of two small cartilages at the back of the larynx to which the vocal folds are attached
cartilage, gristle - tough elastic tissue; mostly converted to bone in adults
larynx, voice box - a cartilaginous structure at the top of the trachea; contains elastic vocal cords that are the source of the vocal tone in speech
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AS involves axial skeleton but peripheral joints including TMJ and arytenoid cartilages may also be affected making tracheal intubation impossible1.
Disruption of the endolaryngeal structures including the vocal cord attachments, arytenoid cartilages and mucosal epithelial lining itself also interfere with laryngeal function.
Mucous membrane and mucoperichondrium covering the medial surface of arytenoid cartilages and their vocal processes.
Significant bruising of his soft palate was seen, in addition to bruising and oedema of the soft tissues around the arytenoid cartilages with a small haematoma within the valleculae [Figure 1].
the posterior part of the glottis, consisting of the arytenoid cartilages and their vocal processes; see Figure 1b).
10) The degree of laryngeal trauma may extend from simple edema of the vocal folds to hematoma, granulation of the vocal folds, or even dislocation of the arytenoid cartilages.
Patients were intubated awake after topical cocaine and the tube was guided by an introducer and digital palpation of the epiglottis and arytenoid cartilages.