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Unformatted text preview: * Three paired (1 pair is the most important) * arytenoid cartilage Laryngeal Cartilages * Thyroid cartilage (Adams apple) * consist of hyaline catilage and forms the front of the larynx and gives it its triangular shape. * Epiglottis * large leaf shaped piece of elastic cartilage covered by epithelium lying over the top of the larnyx. * During swallowing, the epiglottis covers the glottis (the passageway leading to the true and false vocal cords) so that food does not enter the lungs, thereby routing it to the esophagus. Laryngeal Cartilages (cont) * Cricoid cartilage * is a ring of hyaline cartilage attached to the first ring of cartilage of the trachea. * Arytenoid cartilage * mostly hyaline cartilage located above the cricoid cartilage...
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