Meaning of cricoarytenoid in English:

cricoarytenoid

Pronunciation /ˌkrʌɪkəʊarɪˈtiːnɔɪd/

adjective

(also cricoarytaenoid)
Anatomy
  • Of or relating to the cricoid and arytenoid cartilages; especially designating either of a pair of muscles (lateral and posterior) which originate from the cricoid and insert on to the thyroid cartilage, and serve to adduct and abduct the vocal folds.

noun

(also cricoarytaenoid)
Anatomy
  • A cricoarytenoid muscle.

Origin

Mid 18th century. From crico- + arytenoid, after post-classical Latin cricoarytaenoideus, cricoarytaenoides.