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arytenoid

Syllabification: ar·y·te·noid
Pronunciation: /əˈridənˌoid, ˌerəˈtēˌnoid
 
 
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Anatomy

Definition of arytenoid in English:

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.
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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