(anatomy) Shaped like a ring, usually with reference to the cricoid cartilage.
Other Word Forms of Cricoid
Origin of Cricoid
New Latin cricoīdēs from Greek krikoeidēs ring-shaped krikos ring sker-2 in Indo-European roots -oeidēs -oid
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Ancient Greek κρικοειδής (krikoeidēs, “ring-shaped”), from κρίκος (krikos, “ring”).
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