glottis

noun glot·tis \ ˈglä-təs \

Definition of glottis

plural glottises or glottides play \ˈglä-tə-ˌdēz\
: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


GLOTTIS Defined for English Language Learners

glottis

noun

Definition of glottis for English Language Learners

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


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glottis

noun glot·tis \ ˈglät-əs \

medical Definition of glottis

plural glottises or glottides play \-ə-ˌdēz\
: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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