cuneiform cartilage

cuneiform cartilage n either of a pair of rods of yellow elastic cartilage of which each lies on one side of the larynx in an aryepiglottic fold just below the arytenoid cartilage called also cartilage of Wrisberg

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cartilago cuneiformis.

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