Pronunciation: (ar"i-tē'noid, u-rit'n-oid"), [key] Anat.
1. pertaining to either of two small cartilages on top of the cricoid cartilage at the upper, back part of the larynx.
2. pertaining to the muscles connected with these cartilages.
3. pertaining to the glands in the aryepiglottic fold of the larynx.
an arytenoid cartilage, muscle, or gland.
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