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Medical Term:

conus elasticus


Definition: thicker lower portion of the elastic membrane of the larynx, extending between the cricoid cartilage and the vocal ligaments; the latter is actually a thickening of the free, superior margin of the conus elasticus;

Synonym(s): cricovocal membrane, elastic cone

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