Tracheal cartilages

Tracheal cartilages

The 16 to 20 incomplete rings of hyaline cartilage forming the skeleton of the trachea; the rings are deficient posteriorly for from one-fifth to one-third of their circumference.

Synonym: cartilagines tracheales, tracheal ring.

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