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thyroepiglottic part of thyroarytenoid (muscle)


Definition: intrinsic muscle of larynx; origin, inner surface of thyroid cartilage in common with the thyroarytenoideus muscle; insertion, aryepiglottic fold and margin of epiglottis; action, depresses base of epiglottis; nerve supply, recurrent laryngeal.

Synonym(s): pars thyroepiglottica musculi thyroarytenoideiTA, depressor muscle of epiglottis, musculus thyroepiglotticus, thyroepiglottic muscle, thyroepiglottidean muscle, ventricularis2

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