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laryngeal

adjective la·ryn·geal \ lə-ˈrin-jəl also -jē-əl ; ˌla-rən-ˈjē-əl \
|Updated on: 21 Jul 2018

Definition of laryngeal

1 : of, relating to, or used on the larynx
  • a laryngeal obstruction
2 : produced by or with constriction of the larynx
  • laryngeal articulation of sounds

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First Known Use of laryngeal

1795

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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laryngeal

noun

Definition of laryngeal

1 : an anatomical part (such as a nerve or artery) that supplies or is associated with the larynx
2 a : a laryngeal sound
b : any of a set of several conjectured phonemes reconstructed for Proto-Indo-European chiefly on indirect evidence

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First Known Use of laryngeal

circa 1902

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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laryngeal

adjective la·ryn·geal \ lə-ˈrin-j(ē-)əl , ˌlar-ən-ˈjē-əl \

medical Definition of laryngeal

: of, relating to, affecting, or used on the larynx

laryngeally

play \\ adverb

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laryngeal

noun

medical Definition of laryngeal

: an anatomical part (as a nerve or artery) that supplies or is associated with the larynx

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