Definition of arytenoid in English:

arytenoid

Syllabification: ar·y·te·noid
Pronunciation: /əˈritnˌoid, ˌarəˈtēˌnoid, ˌer-
 
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Anatomy

adjective

[attributive]
  • Of, relating to, or denoting a pair of cartilages at the back of the larynx.

noun

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  • Either of the arytenoid cartilages.
    More example sentences
    • At the base of each arytenoid is the vocal process (a process is a protuberance or outgrowth) The vocal cord is attached to this process.

Origin

early 18th century: from modern Latin arytaenoides, from Greek arutainoeidēs, from arutaina 'funnel'.

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