The cartilaginous structures that support the larynx. [ MP:0002256 ]

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Term information



plural term
cartilagines laryngeales


The cartilaginous structures that support the larynx.

fma set term

has exact synonym

cartilagines laryngeales

larynx cartilage

cartilage of larynx

homology notes

(In anura) a dorsal pair of arytenoid cartilages (...), which support vocal cords, and a ventral pair (often fused) of cricoid cartilage (...). These cartilages are regarded as derivatives of posterior visceral arches of ancestors. Together they constitute the larynx, a structure characteristic of tetrapods. (...) (In mammals) Paired arytenoid cartilages help support and control the vocal cords. The cricoid cartilage is single. Two additional cartilages are present that are lacking in other vertebrates: a large ventral thyroid cartilage (...) and a cartilage in the epiglottis.[well established][VHOG]