This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word vocal cords
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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 MedicineRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)
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.