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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

vo′cal cords`(

  1. either of two pairs of folds of mucous membrane stretched across the larynx, the lower pair of which produces sound or voice as it is made to vibrate by the passage of air from the lungs.

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  1. vocal cords(Noun)

    Two folds of tissue located in the larynx that vibrate when air passes over them, producing the sound waves associated with talking and singing.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Vocal Cords

    A pair of cone-shaped elastic mucous membrane projecting from the laryngeal wall and forming a narrow slit between them. Each contains a thickened free edge (vocal ligament) extending from the THYROID CARTILAGE to the ARYTENOID CARTILAGE, and a VOCAL MUSCLE that shortens or relaxes the vocal cord to control sound production.

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

vocal cords

folds of membrane in the larynx that produce the sounds used in speech, singing etc when vibrated.

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