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cri·coid

 (krī′koid′)
n.
A ring-shaped cartilage of the lower larynx that articulates with the thyroid cartilage and artenoid cartilages.

[New Latin cricoīdēs, from Greek krikoeidēs, ring-shaped : krikos, ring; see sker- in Indo-European roots + -oeidēs, -oid.]
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cricoid

(ˈkraɪkɔɪd)
adj
(Anatomy) of or relating to the ring-shaped lowermost cartilage of the larynx
n
(Anatomy) this cartilage
[C18: from New Latin cricoīdes, from Greek krikoeidēs ring-shaped, from krikos ring]
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cri•coid

(ˈkraɪ kɔɪd)
adj.
pertaining to a ring-shaped cartilage at the lower part of the larynx.
[1700–10; < New Latin cricoīdes < Greek krikoeidḗs ring-shaped. See circle, -oid]
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Translations

cri·coid

a. cricoide, de forma anular.
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The tracheal rings below the cricoid cartilage is the most preferred location utilized to perform a tracheostomy, due to ease of access.
The subglottis (Figure 5) extends from approximately 1 cm below the level of the true vocal cord to the inferior rim of the cricoid cartilage.
Pau et al13 have also reported another surgical procedure for correction of mutational falsetto (puberphonia) via mobilizing hyoid and superior halves of thyroid cartilage to reduce cricothyroid distance by apposing hyoid to cricoid cartilage.
Trachea lies between cricoid cartilage and carinae in adults, approximately ranges from C6 to T4 vertebrae.
The inferior paraganglia, located near the lateral margin of the cricoid cartilage in the cricotracheal membrane, are associated with the recurrent laryngeal nerve (1, 3).
Du Preez fractured his cricoid cartilage and sustained damage to his voice box.
The first procedure in particular, is applied to glottic carcinomas where the preepiglottic space and epiglottis are spared, and reconstruction is done by suturing the cricoid cartilage to the epiglottis, hyoid bone, and tongue base: cricohyoidoepiglottopexy (CHEP).
(1) In the elderly--which for the purposes of this study we defined as those aged 65 years and older--the articulation begins eroding and the perichondrium becomes thicker, which affects the precise movement of the arytenoid cartilages over the cricoid cartilage and alters the position of the vocal folds during phonation.
Then, the CAJ is identified, and the arytenoid cartilage is separated from the cricoid cartilage or totally removed.
The glottic structures include the true vocal folds, and the subglottis extends from just below the true vocal folds to the inferior border of the cricoid cartilage. (3) Supraglottic and glottic tumors are much more common than subglottic tumors.