attributive Relating to or denoting a pair of cartilages at the back of the larynx.
Either of the arytenoid cartilages.
- ‘At the base of each arytenoid is the vocal process (a process is a protuberance or outgrowth) The vocal cord is attached to this process.’
Early 18th century: from modern Latin arytaenoides, from Greek arutainoeidēs, from arutaina ‘funnel’.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.