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Medical Term:

cricoid cartilage

 

Definition: the lowermost of the laryngeal cartilages; it is shaped like a signet ring, being expanded into a nearly quadrilateral plate (lamina) posteriorly; the anterior portion is called the arch (arcus).

Synonym(s): cartilago cricoideaTA, anular cartilage

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