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thyroid cartilage


Definition: the largest of the cartilages of the larynx; it is formed of two approximately quadrilateral plates (laminae) joined anteriorly at an angle of from 90–20°, the prominence so formed constituting the laryngeal prominence (Adam's apple).

Synonym(s): cartilago thyroideaTA

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