Definitions for Larynxˈlær ɪŋks; ləˈrɪn dʒiz

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

lar•ynxˈlær ɪŋks; ləˈrɪn dʒiz(n.)(pl.)la•ryn•ges; lar•ynx•es.

  1. a muscular and cartilaginous structure at the upper part of the vertebrate trachea, in which the vocal cords are located.

    Category: Anatomy

Origin of larynx:

1570–80; < NL < Gk lárynx, s. laryng-

Princeton's WordNet

  1. larynx, voice box(noun)

    a cartilaginous structure at the top of the trachea; contains elastic vocal cords that are the source of the vocal tone in speech

Wiktionary

  1. larynx(Noun)

    An organ of the neck of mammals involved in breath control, protection of the trachea and sound production, housing the vocal cords, and that is situated at the point where the upper tract splits into the trachea and the oesophagus/esophagus.

  2. Origin: From λάρυγξ

Webster Dictionary

  1. Larynx(noun)

    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

Freebase

  1. Larynx

    The larynx, commonly called the voice box, is an organ in the neck of amphibians, reptiles, and mammals involved in breathing, sound production, and protecting the trachea against food aspiration. It manipulates pitch and volume. The larynx houses the vocal folds, which are essential for phonation. The vocal folds are situated just below where the tract of the pharynx splits into the trachea and the esophagus.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Larynx

    A tubular organ of VOICE production. It is located in the anterior neck, superior to the TRACHEA and inferior to the tongue and HYOID BONE.

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