cartilages of the larynx
Single synovial joints – the cricothyroid and the cricoarytenoid.
Structure of the cartilagesThe thyroid and cricoid cartilages and the basal portion of the arytenoid are composed of hyaline cartilage and tend to ossify, even in early adult life; in old age they may be completely transformed into bone. The apex and vocal process of the arytenoid and the other cartilages are formed of elastic fibrocartilage and do not ossify.
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