- 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 arytaeno&imacron;d&emacron;s, from Greek arutainoeid&emacron;s, shaped like a ladle : arutaina, feminine variant of arut&emacron;r, ladle (from aruein, to draw water) + -oeid&emacron;s, -oid.
- Of, or relating to this cartilage, muscle or gland.
From Greek ἀρύταινα (arytaina) "ladle" + εἶδος (eidos) "kind".