Cricoid Definition

krīkoid
noun
A ring-shaped cartilage of the lower larynx that articulates with the thyroid cartilage and artenoid cartilages.
American Heritage Medicine
adjective
Designating or of the ring-shaped cartilage forming the lower part of the larynx.
Webster's New World

(anatomy) Shaped like a ring, usually with reference to the cricoid cartilage.

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Other Word Forms of Cricoid

Noun

Singular:
cricoid
Plural:
cricoids

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”).

    From Wiktionary

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