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English definition of “cricoid”

cricoid

adjective uk   /ˈkraɪ.kɔɪd/ us    /ˈkrɑɪ.kɔɪd/ specialized
shaped like a ring: In a young thin person the thyroid may be visible just below the cricoid cartilage.Animal anatomy

cricoid

noun [C] uk   // us    // specialized
the cartilage that supports the larynx ( =the organ that creates the human voice) and is shaped like a ringSubstances and structures in the body
(Definition of cricoid from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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