Cuneiform cartilage

Last revised by Dr Grace Carpenter on 26 Dec 2020

The cuneiform cartilage is a small, paired cartilage which resides in the aryepiglottic fold. It takes the form of a club-like nodule, visible as an elevation beneath the mucosa (the cuneiform tubercle) anterosuperior to the corniculate cartilages.

History and etymology

The word cuneiform derives from the latin cuneus, meaning "wedge".

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Cases and figures

  • Larynx (illustration)
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