Definition of “cricothyroid” - English Dictionary

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“cricothyroid” in British English

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cricothyroidadjective

uk /ˌkraɪ.kəʊˈθaɪ.rɔɪd/ us /ˌkraɪ.koʊˈθaɪ.rɔɪd/ specialized

relating to the cricoid and the thyroid cartilages (= two of the nine cartilages in the larynx, the voice organ in the throat):

the cricothyroid ligament
the cricothyroid muscle

(Definition of “cricothyroid” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)