nounpl. -·tises or -·ti·des·
the opening between the vocal cords in the larynx
Origin of glottisModern Latin from Classical Greek gl?ttis from gl?tta, Attic variant, variety of gl?ssa: see gloss
nounpl. glot·tis·es, or glot·ti·des
- The opening between the vocal cords at the upper part of the larynx.
- The vocal apparatus of the larynx.
Origin of glottisGreek glōttis from glōtta, glōssa tongue
(plural glottises or glottides)
- (anatomy) The opening between the true vocal cords, located in the larynx.
From Ancient Greek γλῶττίς (glōttis), γλῶσσίς (glōssis), derived from γλῶττα (glōtta), γλῶσσα (glōssa). Cognates include Latin gula.