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Relating to the cricoid and thyroid cartilages.
- ‘Finally, pressure on the cricothyroid membrane may help visualize the trachea and vocal chords.’
- ‘The surgeon identifies the anatomical landmarks (ie, thyroid notch, cricothyroid membrane, inferior margin of the cricoid cartilage) and marks them.’
- ‘In addition to supplying the inferior constrictor muscle of the pharynx, the nerve may supply the cricothyroid muscle.’
- ‘It was almost certain, however, that the stenosis extended beyond the level of the cricothyroid membrane and probably below the level of a surgical tracheostomy.’
- ‘Neck circumference was taken at the level of the cricothyroid membrane, waist circumference at the level of umbilicus, and hip circumference at the maximal girth level.’
Mid 19th century: from Greek kriko- (combining form of krikos ring) + thyroid.
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