\kɹˈiːkə͡ʊθˈa͡ɪɹɔ͡ɪd mˈʌsə͡l], \kɹˈiːkəʊθˈaɪɹɔɪd mˈʌsəl], \k_ɹ_ˈiː_k_əʊ_θ_ˈaɪ_ɹ_ɔɪ_d m_ˈʌ_s_əl]\
Definitions of CRICO-THYROID MUSCLE
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Crico-thyroideus. (F.) Dilatateur anterieur du larynx, is a small fleshy bundle, of a triangular shape, at the anterior and inferior part of the larynx. It extends from the outer space of the cricoid cartilage to the lateral parts of the inferior margin of the thyroid cartilage; and its use is to approximate, anteriorly, the corresponding margins of the cricoid and thyroid cartilages; and thus to stretch the ligaments of the glottis, which it contracts by separating the thyroid cartilage from the arytenoid.
By Robley Dunglison
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