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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.]
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]
ar•y•te•noid(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.n.
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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