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tracheal cartilages


Definition: the 16–20 incomplete rings of hyaline cartilage forming the skeleton of the trachea; the rings are deficient posteriorly for from one fifth to one third of their circumference.

Synonym(s): cartilagines trachealesTA, tracheal ring

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