Larynx meaning

lărĭngks
The structure of muscle and cartilage at the upper end of the human trachea, containing the vocal cords and serving as the organ of voice.
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The definition of larynx is the structure at the upper part of the human trachea that contains the vocal cords or a similar structure in other creatures.

An example of the larynx is the combination of muscle and cartilage which is used for speech.

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A similar structure in most other vertebrates.
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The upper part of the trachea in most vertebrate animals, containing the vocal cords. The walls of the larynx are made of cartilage. Sound is produced by air passing through the larynx on the way to the lungs, causing the walls of the larynx to vibrate. The pitch of the sound that is produced can be altered by the pull of muscles, which changes the tension of the vocal cords.
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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.
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The part of the respiratory tract between the pharynx and the trachea, having walls of cartilage and muscle and containing the vocal cords enveloped in folds of mucous membrane.
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The part of the respiratory tract between the pharynx and the trachea, having walls of cartilage and muscle and containing the vocal cords enveloped in folds of mucous membrane.
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Origin of larynx

  • New Latin from Greek larunx

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

  • From Ancient Greek λάρυγξ (larunks)

    From Wiktionary