oblique line of thyroid cartilage


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ob·lique line of thy·roid car·ti·lage

[TA]
a ridge on the outer surface of the thyroid cartilage that gives attachment to the sternothyroid and thyrohyoid muscles.

oblique line of thyroid cartilage

A curving vertical ridge running from the top to the bottom of the posterior external surface of each of the two laminae composing the thyroid cartilage. Three muscles attach to this ridge: the sternothyroid, the thyrohyoid, and the thyropharyngeus portion of the inferior pharyngeal constrictor.
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