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cricothyroid

Line breaks: crico|thyr¦oid
Pronunciation: /ˌkrʌɪkə(ʊ)ˈθʌɪrɔɪd/

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Definition of cricothyroid in English:

adjective

Anatomy
Relating to the cricoid and thyroid cartilages.

Origin

mid 19th century: from Greek kriko- (combining form of krikos 'ring') + thyroid.

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