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aryepiglottic part of oblique arytenoid (muscle)


Definition: fibers of the oblique arytenoid muscle that continue past the summit of the arytenoid cartilage to the side of the epiglottis; action, constricts the laryngeal aperture in a “purse-string” manner.

Synonym(s): pars aryepiglottica musculi arytenoidei obliquiTA, aryepiglottic muscle, musculus aryepiglotticus

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