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cricothyroid membrane


Definition: one of the bilateral membranes extending between the arch of the cricoid cartilage and the inferior edge of the thyroid lamina on each side of the midline, which is occupied by the thicker median cricothyroid ligament.

Synonym(s): membrana cricothyroidea

See Also: conus elasticus, median cricothyroid ligament

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