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Medical Term:

sesamoid cartilage of cricopharyngeal ligament


a small nodule of elastic cartilage sometimes present on the lateral border of the arytenoid cartilage.

Synonym(s): cartilago sesamoidea ligamenta cricopharyngeiTA, cartilago sesamoidea laryngis, sesamoid cartilage of larynx

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