Definition of cricothyroid in English:

cricothyroid

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

Anatomy
  • Relating to the cricoid and thyroid cartilages.
    More example sentences
    • The surgeon identifies the anatomical landmarks (ie, thyroid notch, cricothyroid membrane, inferior margin of the cricoid cartilage) and marks them.
    • In addition to supplying the inferior constrictor muscle of the pharynx, the nerve may supply the cricothyroid muscle.
    • It was almost certain, however, that the stenosis extended beyond the level of the cricothyroid membrane and probably below the level of a surgical tracheostomy.

Origin

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

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