thyroepiglottic muscle

(redirected from thyroepiglottidean muscle)

thyroepiglottic part of thyroarytenoid (muscle)

[TA]
intrinsic muscle of larynx; origin, inner surface of thyroid cartilage in common with the thyroarytenoideus muscle; insertion, aryepiglottic fold and margin of epiglottis; action, depresses base of epiglottis; nerve supply, recurrent laryngeal.

thy·ro·ep·i·glot·tic mus·cle

, thyroepiglottidean muscle (thī'rō-ep-i-glot'ik mŭs'ĕl, thī'rō-ep-i-glo-tid'ē-ăn)
Origin, inner surface of thyroid cartilage in common with musculus thyroarytenoideus; insertion, aryepiglottic fold and margin of epiglottis; action, depresses base of epiglottis; nerve supply, recurrent laryngeal.
Synonym(s): musculus thyroepiglotticus [TA] .

thyroepiglottic muscle

A muscle arising on the inner surface of the thyroid cartilage. It extends upward and backward and is inserted on the epiglottis. It depresses the epiglottis.
See also: muscle