Definition of arytenoid in English:

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arytenoid

Pronunciation: /əˈridənˌoid/ Pronunciation: /ˌerəˈtēˌnoid/
Anatomy

adjective

[attributive]
Relating to or denoting a pair of cartilages at the back of the larynx.

noun

Either of the arytenoid cartilages.
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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Syllabification: ar·y·te·noid

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