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glottis

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noun glot·tis \ˈglä-təs\

Simple Definition of glottis

  • medical : the opening between the vocal cords in your throat

Full Definition of glottis

plural glot·tis·es or glot·ti·des play \-tə-ˌdēz\

  1. :  the elongated space between the vocal cords; also :  the structures that surround this space — compare epiglottis

Origin of glottis

Greek glōttid-, glōttis, from glōtta tongue — more at gloss


First Known Use: 1578


Medical Dictionary

glottis

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noun glot·tis \ˈglät-əs\

Medical Definition of glottis

plural glot·tis·es or glot·ti·des \-ə-ˌdēz\play

  1. :  the space between one of the true vocal cords and the arytenoid cartilage on one side of the larynx and those of the other side; also :  the structures that surround this space—compare epiglottis




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