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cri•coid  (krīkoid),USA pronunciation [Anat.]
adj. 
  1. Anatomypertaining to a ring-shaped cartilage at the lower part of the larynx.

n. 
  1. Anatomythe cricoid cartilage. See diag. under  larynx. 
  • Greek krikoeidé̄s ring-shaped. See circle, -oid
  • Neo-Latin cricoīdes
  • 1700–10


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cricoid /ˈkraɪkɔɪd/ adj
  1. of or relating to the ring-shaped lowermost cartilage of the larynx
n
  1. this cartilage
Etymology: 18th Century: from New Latin cricoīdes, from Greek krikoeidēs ring-shaped, from krikos ring



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