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transverse arytenoid (muscle)


Definition: intrinsic muscle of larynx; a band of muscular fibers passing between the two arytenoid cartilages posteriorly; action, narrows the intercartilaginous portion of the rima glottidis; nerve supply, recurrent laryngeal.

Synonym(s): musculus arytenoideus transversusTA, arytenoideus

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