aryepiglottic muscle


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Related to aryepiglottic muscle: thyroepiglottic muscle, Aryepiglotticus, Oblique arytenoid

aryepiglottic part of oblique arytenoid (muscle)

[TA]
fibers of the oblique arytenoid muscle that continue past the summit of the arytenoid cartilage to the side of the epiglottis; action, constricts the laryngeal aperture in a "purse-string" manner.

ar·y·ep·i·glot·tic mus·cle

(ar'ē-ep-i-glot'ik mŭs'ĕl)
The fibers of the oblique arytenoid muscle that extend from the summit of the arytenoid cartilage to the side of the epiglottis; action, constricts the laryngeal aperture.
Synonym(s): musculus aryepiglotticus [TA] .