Glottis definition

glŏtĭs
The vocal apparatus of the larynx.
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The opening between the vocal cords at the upper part of the larynx.
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The opening between the vocal cords in the larynx.
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The opening between the vocal cords at the upper part of the larynx.
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The vocal apparatus of the larynx.
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The part of the larynx that contains the vocal cords and the space between them.
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(anatomy) The opening between the true vocal cords, located in the larynx.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
glottis
Plural:
glottises

Origin of glottis

  • Greek glōttis from glōtta, glōssa tongue

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Ancient Greek γλῶττίς (glōttis), γλῶσσίς (glōssis), derived from γλῶττα (glōtta), γλῶσσα (glōssa). Cognates include Latin gula.

    From Wiktionary