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ˈlær ɪŋks; ləˈrɪn dʒizlar·ynx

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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


  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.

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [NL. from Gr. la`rygx, la`ryggos.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Larynx

    lār′ingks, n. the upper part of the windpipe: the throat:—pl. Lar′ynges, Lar′ynxes (rare).—adjs. Laryn′geal, Laryn′gean.—n. Laryngis′mus, spasm of the glottis.—adj. Laryngit′ic.—n. Laryngī′tis, inflammation of the larynx.—adj. Laryngolog′ical.—ns. Laryngol′ogist; Laryngol′ogy, the science of the larynx; Laryngoph′ony, the sound of the voice as heard through the stethoscope applied over the larynx; Laryng′oscope, a mirror for examining the larynx and trachea.—adj. Laryngoscop′ic.—ns. Laryngos′copist; Laryngos′copy; Laryngot′omy, the operation of cutting into the windpipe to remove obstructions and assist respiration; Laryngotracheot′omy, the operation of cutting into the windpipe through the cricoid cartilage, the cricothyroid membrane, and the upper rings of the trachea. [L.,—Gr. larynx, laryngos.]

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.

Editors Contribution

  1. larynx

    An organ in the body of an animal or human being.

    The Larynx is connected to the pharynx.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 7, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of larynx in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of larynx in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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