true vocal cordnoun
Definition of true vocal cord
: either of the lower pair of vocal cords that enclose the lower part of the elastic membrane of the larynx, that extend from the inner surface of the thyroid cartilage near the median line to a process of the corresponding arytenoid cartilage on the same side of the larynx, and that when drawn taut, approximated, and subjected to the flow of breath produce voice
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