- designating or of either of two small cartilages at the back of the larynx, connected with the vocal cords
- relating to any of certain muscles in the larynx
Origin of arytenoidClassical Greek arytainoeid?s, ladle-shaped from arytaina, a ladle, cup from aryein, to draw (water) + eidos, form: see -oid
an arytenoid cartilage or muscle
- Either of two small pitcher-shaped cartilages at the back of the larynx to which the vocal cords are attached.
- A muscle connected to either of these cartilages.
- Any of several small mucous glands located in front of these cartilages.
Of or relating to these cartilages or an associated muscle or gland.
Origin of arytenoidNew Latin arytaenoīdēs from Greek arutainoeidēs shaped like a ladle arutaina feminine variant of arutēr ladle ( from aruein to draw water ) -oeidēs -oid
- Of, or relating to this cartilage, muscle or gland.
From Greek ἀρύταινα (arytaina) "ladle" + εἶδος (eidos) "kind".