Definition of Cricothyroid

1. a. Of or pertaining both to the cricoid and the thyroid cartilages.



Definition of Cricothyroid

1. Adjective. (anatomy) Of or pertaining both to the cricoid and the thyroid cartilages. ¹

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Medical Definition of Cricothyroid

1. Origin, anterior surface of arch of cricoid; insertion, the anterior or straight part passes upward to ala of thyroid; the posterior or oblique part passes more outward to inferior horn of thyroid; action, makes vocal folds tense increasing the pitch of voice tone; nerve supply, external laryngeal branch of superior laryngeal nerve (from vagus). Synonym: musculus cricothyroideus. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cricothyroid

cricoarytenoid articulation
cricoarytenoid joint
cricoarytenoideus
cricoesophageal tendon
cricoid
cricoid cartilage
cricoids
cricoidynia
cricondentherm
cricopharyngeal
cricopharyngeal ligament
cricopharyngeal myotomy
cricopharyngeal part of inferior pharyngeal constrictor
cricopharyngeus muscle
cricosantorinian ligament
cricothyroid (current term)
cricothyroid artery
cricothyroid articular capsule
cricothyroid articulation
cricothyroid joint
cricothyroid ligament
cricothyroid membrane
cricothyroideus
cricothyroidotomy
cricothyrotomy
cricotomy
cricotracheal ligament
cricotracheal membrane
cricovocal membrane
criddleite

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