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Definition of Larynx


  1. The expanded upper end of the windpipe or trachea, connected with the hyoid bone or cartilage. It contains the vocal cords, which produce the voice by their vibrations, when they are stretched and a current of air passes between them. The larynx is connected with the pharynx by an opening, the glottis, which, in mammals, is protected by a lidlike epiglottis.

Larynx Translations

larynx in Dutch is strottehoofd
larynx in French is larynx
larynx in German is Kehlkopf
larynx in Italian is laringe
larynx in Norwegian is strupehode
larynx in Spanish is laringe