glottis

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noun glot·tis \ˈglä-təs\

Definition of glottis

plural

glottises

or

glottides

play \ˈglä-tə-ˌdēz\
  1. :  the elongated space between the vocal cords; also :  the structures that surround this space — compare epiglottis

Origin and Etymology of glottis

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


First Known Use: 1578


GLOTTIS Defined for English Language Learners

glottis

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Definition of glottis for English Language Learners

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


Medical Dictionary

glottis

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noun glot·tis \ˈglät-əs\

Medical Definition of glottis

plural

glottises

or

glottides

\-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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