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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.

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  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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