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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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Damage to the laryngeal cartilages, in particular the arytenoids, may manifest as poor vocal fold motion and positioning.
Epiglottis and arytenoids cartilage block the airway while swallowing to prevent entry of food material into the air way.
The desquamating lesions on her posterior pharyngeal wall extended to the bilateral arytenoids, posterior cricoid region, and piriform sinuses, as well as the subglottic region (figure).
While further progression of procedure; opening of arytenoids was awaited prior to further advancement of scope into larynx and trachea.
In the internal examination, ecchymosis on the right and left thyroid glands and under the arytenoids cartilage was determined.
Dysphonia, a less common symptom, may occur due to direct compression of osteophytes to the postcricoid region and recurrent laryngeal nerve, resulting in fixation of the arytenoids (4).
sup][6] In order to facilitate the closure of the posterior glottis, arytenoids adduction (AA) procedure was proposed to increase the effect of ML and also modified with traction AA procedure by Sonoda et al .
The doctor can then watch the breathing pattern and how the arytenoids respond during inspiration and expiration.
In such condition the treatment options available are trans-oral carbon dioxide (CO ) laser 2 endoscopic arytenoidectomy, endoscopic laser cordotomy, extra laryngeal arytenoidectomy, arytenoids lateralization and posterior cricoarytenoid muscle reinnervation.
The arytenoids are predisposed to developing ulcers because the cartilage is covered by a tight mucoperichondrium and a thin layer of mucosa, (Emami, 1999) and because there are not many protective layers it takes very little trauma to cause damage to the area.
We agree with this statement and in fact one of the most recently released devices, the Venner [TM] AP Advance [TM] (LMA PacMed Pty Ltd, Burnley, Victoria), may not give a full or 'Grade 1 Cormack and Lehane' view of the cords, but instead relies on visualisation of the arytenoids for success.
Sub-mucosal tubercles are formed at the site of inoculation, which later ulcerates in areas where epithelium is tightly attached, such as vocal cords, arytenoids and epiglottis.