true vocal cords


true vocal cords

noun pl

Definition of TRUE VOCAL CORDS

: the lower pair of vocal cords each of which encloses a vocal ligament, extends from the inner surface of one side of the thyroid cartilage near the median line to a process of the corresponding arytenoid cartilage on the same side of the larynx, and when drawn taut, approximated to the contralateral member of the pair, and subjected to a flow of breath produces the voice—called also inferior vocal cords, vocal folds

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