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Larynx

Similar term(s): laryngeal.

Definition:

The larynx (voice box) is the upper end of the trachea (windpipe) that contains the vocal cords. It is the organ of voice production.

The larynx is the cornerstone of the aerodigestive system. It is related to three functions:

  • deglutition
  • respiration
  • phonation

Source: GreenFacts

Related words:

Pharynx

Translation(s):

Español: Laringe
Français: Larynx

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