Cricoid meaning

krīkoid
A ring-shaped cartilage of the lower larynx that articulates with the thyroid cartilage and artenoid cartilages.
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Designating or of the ring-shaped cartilage forming the lower part of the larynx.
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A ring-shaped cartilage of the lower larynx that articulates with the thyroid cartilage and artenoid cartilages.
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(anatomy) Shaped like a ring, usually with reference to the cricoid cartilage.
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(anatomy) The cricoid cartilage.
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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