larynx

noun lar·ynx \ ˈler-iŋ(k)s , ˈla-riŋ(k)s \

Definition of larynx

plural larynges play \lə-ˈrin-(ˌ)jēz\ or larynxes
: the modified upper part of the trachea of air-breathing vertebrates that in humans, most other mammals, and some amphibians and reptiles contains the vocal cords

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Origin and Etymology of larynx

New Latin laryng-, larynx, from Greek


LARYNX Defined for English Language Learners

larynx

noun

Definition of larynx for English Language Learners

  • medical : the part of your throat that contains the vocal cords


LARYNX Defined for Kids

larynx

noun lar·ynx \ ˈler-iŋks \

Definition of larynx for Students

plural larynges \lə-ˈrin-ˌjēz\ or larynxes
: the upper part of the trachea that contains the vocal cords

Medical Dictionary

larynx

noun lar·ynx \ ˈlar-iŋ(k)s \

medical Definition of larynx

plural larynges play \lə-ˈrin-(ˌ)jēz\ or larynxes
: the modified upper part of the respiratory passage of air-breathing vertebrates that is bounded above by the glottis, is continuous below with the trachea, has a complex cartilaginous or bony skeleton capable of limited motion through the action of associated muscles, and in humans, most other mammals, and a few lower forms has a set of elastic vocal cords that play a major role in sound production and speech called also voice box

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