Cuneiform cartilage

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".

Anatomy: Head and neck

Anatomy: Head and neck

Article information

rID: 58406
System: Head & Neck
Section: Anatomy
Tag: refs, stub, stub, refs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:

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