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Medical Term:

lateral thyrohyoid ligament


Definition: thickened elastic bundle connecting the superior horn of the thyroid cartilage to the tip of the greater horn of the hyoid cartilage; forms the posterior border of the thyrohyoid membrane.

Synonym(s): ligamentum thyrohyoideum lateraleTA, Berry ligaments, ligamentum hyothyroideum laterale

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