A cartilaginous ring that provides support for the arytenoid cartilages and forms the caudal part of the larynx. [ https://github.com/obophenotype/uberon/issues/257 ]

Synonyms: cartilago cricoidea

This is just here as a test because I lose it

Term information

database cross reference
Subsets

uberon_slim, pheno_slim

contributor

https://github.com/cmungall

https://github.com/RDruzinsky

depicted by

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/54/Gray1194.png

external definition

The ringlike cartilage forming the caudal part of the larynx. [TFD][VHOG]

Cartilaginous ring that provides support for the arytenoid cartilages. Its ventral part is bent posteriorly to form a V.[AAO]

has related synonym

krykoid cartilage

cricoidea

cartilago cricoidea

cricoid

cartilaginis cricoideae

cartilago cricotrachealis

innominate cartilage

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]

id

UBERON:0002375