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cricoid

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

cricoid

noun [C] uk   us   /ˈkraɪ.kɔɪd/ specialized
the cartilage that supports the larynx (= the organ that creates the human voice) and is shaped like a ring
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