thyroid cartilage

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thyroid cartilage

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The largest cartilage of the larynx, having two broad processes that join anteriorly to form the Adam's apple.
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Noun1.thyroid cartilage - the largest cartilage of the larynxthyroid cartilage - the largest cartilage of the larynx
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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With a clean, sharp knife, make a vertical incision through the skin, along the windpipe, right in the middle of the throat--so you can get down to the cartilage rings of the trachea (similar to the ribs in a vacuum cleaner hose).

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