Definition of arytenoid in English:

arytenoid

noun

Anatomy
  • Either of a pair of cartilages at the back of the larynx, used in the production of different kinds of voice quality (for example, creaky voice)

    ‘the arytenoids obstructed the view of the glottis in seven patients’
    • ‘the anterior portion of the arytenoid cartilage’

Pronunciation

arytenoid

/ˌerəˈtēˌnoid/ /ˌɛrəˈtiˌnɔɪd/

Origin

Early 18th century from modern Latin arytaenoides, from Greek arutainoeidēs, from arutaina ‘funnel’.