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Medical Term:

lamina of cricoid cartilage


a quadrate plate forming the posterior part of the cricoid cartilage. It resembles the shield of a signet ring, the arch of the cricoid representing the remainder of the ring.

Synonym(s): lamina cartilaginis cricoideaeTA

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