cricotracheal ligament


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cri·co·tra·che·al lig·a·ment

[TA]
a midline fibrous band connecting the cricoid cartilage with the first ring of the trachea.

cricotracheal ligament

the ligament that runs from the lower border of the cricoid cartilage to the adjacent upper border of the first tracheal cartilage.

cricotracheal ligament

The ligamentous structure uniting the upper ring of the trachea and the cricoid cartilage.
See: cricoid cartilage.
See also: ligament